FileCloud Releases Inaugural Annual Enterprise Cloud & Data Security Report

  • Leading EFSS provider uncovers alarming passivity around cloud, GDPR
  • Findings show 50% of companies report that they do not plan on moving mission-critical workloads to a public cloud environment
  • 64% of respondents say GDPR does not affect their company

AUSTIN, Texas--()--FileCloud, a cloud-agnostic enterprise file sync and sharing platform, today announced the inaugural release of its Annual Enterprise Cloud & Data Security Report. According to the report, enterprises remain remarkably passive about advancing their cloud efforts and complying with GDPR — despite being aware of the risks. With security issues, GDPR enforcement and cloud-based data management more critical than ever, FileCloud uncovered what enterprises worry about, and what they avoid confronting.

FileCloud and technology marketplace Spiceworks conducted a survey to gauge the attitudes of 150 enterprise representatives regarding various enterprise data management issues. The sampling of professionals from industries including health care, financial services and educational institutions found that shifts in perceptions of data security are impacting movement to the cloud.

“More enterprise organizations are recognizing the power and the challenges — including data breaches and complying with changing regulations — that come with increasing amounts of data,” said Venkat Ramasamy, COO, FileCloud. “The report findings reveal cloud strategies enterprise companies are deploying to control, manage and safeguard their data and how organizations can adapt technology to support their infrastructure needs.”

The ability to enable collaboration while simultaneously addressing data governance has led enterprise organizations to refine the future of data management. Report findings examine the critical challenges companies face and the impact of moving to a multi-cloud infrastructure for reliability, privacy and cost.

Key research findings include:

  • 64% of businesses believe using personal sharing apps for storing and sharing office documents is the top threat for data security within an organization
  • 82% of company admins think employees/users are the weakest link when it comes to data security
  • 58% of enterprises utilize the public cloud with 42% using the private cloud
  • 1 in 2 companies say they will not move mission-critical workloads to a public cloud environment
  • 64% of admins say GDPR does not affect their company
  • Respondents said the top three factors for selecting a cloud provider — 68% reliability, 50% total cost of ownership, 54% data ownership and privacy

For more information and to download FileCloud’s Annual Enterprise Cloud & Data Security Report, please visit:

About Spiceworks

Spiceworks is the marketplace that connects the IT industry to help technology buyers and sellers get their jobs done, every day. The company helps people in the world’s businesses to find, adopt, and manage the latest technologies while also helping IT brands build, market, and support better products and services. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Spiceworks empowers people to use technology to make their organizations, their communities, and the world better. For more information, visit

About FileCloud

FileCloud is a unified, secure enterprise file service platform that organizes enterprise data, enhances collaboration and productivity, while providing ironclad data protection. FileCloud is developed by CodeLathe Inc., based in Austin, Texas. FileCloud offers powerful file sharing, sync, and mobile access capabilities on public, private and hybrid clouds. The company offers two products — Tonido for consumers, and FileCloud for businesses — that are used by millions of customers around the world, ranging from individuals to Global 2000 enterprises, educational institutions, government organizations, and managed service providers. For more information, visit


Michael Kellner