Cloud Computing Companies Urged to Tackle Security Fears in the Workplace

Main barriers to cloud adoption for training at workplace revealed in the report on study into live online learning technology.
Oct. 11, 2011 - PRLog -- Concerns over Internet bandwidth and online security are the two biggest fears that suppliers of cloud based work solutions should be addressing now, according to a new study released this October.

Produced collaboratively by business training provider REDTRAY and benchmarking organisation Towards Maturity, the new study collates the thoughts, opinions and intentions of over 180 Learning and Development professionals across the UK.  

When asked about the barriers and complexities that prevent them adopting cloud based technology in the workplace, over half (52%) of L&D, HR and training professionals anticipated problems resulting from  bandwidth issues and just under half (49%) cited potential security threats as the “major” barriers most likely to deter the cloud’s roll-out across the workplace.

“The facts, figures and evidence that underpin the case for the cloud may no longer be disputed within the industry, but the clear signal that this study sends out to suppliers is that more proof of the cloud’s technical competence still needs to be communicated across the wider workplace,” says Managing Director at REDTRAY Vicky Jones. “Whether perceived or real, our industry needs to respond to these technical concerns louder and clearer.”

A “previous bad experience” or “lack of managerial level support” were the two least likely factors to be cited as barriers to cloud roll-out across the company.

The new detail on barriers to cloud roll-out is just one of dozens of fresh facts, figures, statistics and insights released this month in the ‘Harnessing Live Online Learning’ study. To download the full report click


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REDTRAY is one of Europe’s leading providers of blended learning solutions and the trusted partner of many FTSE 250 organisations. Its portfolio includes work with NHS, Royal Mail Group, ITV and Heathrow Express.

Established in 2001, REDTRAY develops innovative and award-winning workforce performance optimisation programmes and delivers them to tens of thousands of staff each year. Using the latest blended learning approaches, REDTRAY enables organisations to develop the skills of its people so they can deliver on their business goals - whilst increasing the value of training and reducing its cost by half. For more information visit

About Towards Maturity

Toward Maturity’s is a benchmarking company that provides independent expert advice and support to help organisations use learning technologies to accelerate business performance. It leverages the data of its in-depth Benchmark Study, the UK’s largest learning technology benchmark, gathered by Towards Maturity over 8 years with over 1800 organisations.

Thanks to the support of Towards Maturity Ambassadors (fifteen leading learning organisations), annual benchmarking findings, case studies and resources are available to download for free on the

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