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In Canada, businesses using cloud computing services unknowingly

25 November 2011 — Many Canadian businesses are using cloud computing services without knowing it, a survey has found, pointing to a knowledge gap amid widespread privacy and security concerns.   Just 29 per cent of 705 senior leaders at Canadian businesses and government organizations said they were using some cloud computing services, according to a survey released by Microsoft Canada Thursday.  However, among the rest, one in five indicated that they used services like Microsoft Web Apps, Microsoft Office 365 and Windows Azure, which are, in fact, cloud computing services.  “One of the things that really stuck out in our eyes was that 19 per cent of those respondents are using the cloud and didn’t realize it,” John Weigelt, national technology officer for Microsoft Canada, said while releasing the results at an event in Toronto.

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