Wow, we are near to having 20 percent of our enterprise workloads in the cloud and the world has not collapsed around us—despite such predictions even just three years ago.

One of the big fears was over security. But your information is actually safer in the cloud than it is in your own data center. At work are three factors.

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1. Cloud providers have invested substantially in security

The industry is spending as much as 75 percent of its R&D dollars on cloud-based security systems. While this means that more innovation and improvements are flowing into the cloud side of technology, it also means that security in general for all platforms has improved.

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