CyrusOne has announced the availability of a new research report from the Ponemon Institute. The report illustrates how organizations are managing the complexity and costs of their IT infrastructure through outsourcing, or colocation.

“This comprehensive research report from Ponemon captures the key factors driving company decisions when seeking to effectively manage their data and IT infrastructure in an increasing digital world,” said Scott Brueggeman, chief marketing officer, CyrusOne. “The research provides valuable insight into the motivation behind the colocation decision-making process.”

The report was independently conducted by the Ponemon Institute and included survey responses from more than 600 IT leaders and IT security practitioners. The report features respondents’ views on the business case for IT outsourcing, barriers to outsourcing, and current outsourcing practices. As companies wrestle with managing the growing amount of sensitive and confidential data, as well as the potential risks of security breaches, the rationale for colocation and data center outsourcing services become compelling. Companies represented in this study reported they will significantly increase the outsourcing of their business applications to over 50 percent within the next two years.

Ponemon Institute is dedicated to advancing responsible information and privacy management practices in business and government. To achieve this objective, Ponemon Institute conducts independent research, educates leaders from the private and public sectors, and verifies the privacy and data protection practices of organizations in a variety of industries.

To download the complimentary research in its entirety, click here.