Cloud adoption was analyzed in a recent report by NetApp. According to the report, 72% of respondents are using generative artificial intelligence (AI) and 74% leveraging public cloud AI and analytics services. According to the study, data security (57%), data integration (50%) and talent scarcity (45%) persist as barriers.

Meanwhile, 63% of AI budgets come from new funding rather than reallocated budgets, and 65% of C-suite and IT leaders expect to engage new vendors as AI’s influence within their infrastructure expands.

According to the report, 87% of C-suite and board members cited ransomware as a high or top priority, while 55% of C-suite and board-level executives stated ransomware attack mitigation as the top priority in their company. Forty percent of respondents ranked security threats and data privacy among the top causes of complexity in their storage infrastructure.

Further, 48% of respondents also predicted that it would take days or weeks for their company to recover from cyberattacks, representing a potentially devastating risk to their business.

Read the full report here.