With all of the discussions about the security concerns surrounding cloud enviornments, whether they are private or bursting into a vast public cloud like EC2, it surprises some that industries that deal with sensitive health and financial information are among the first to step into the cloud. IBM and a securities and financial markets group (SIFMA) recently conducted a survey that showed great interest in clouds as a new way of managing IT. The only reasons the interest was not full-throttle was because of a lack of IT experience in this area–not for the security reasons so often cited by others. This was also the case for financial services; great interest but wariness about IT readiness. While security was, of course, cited as an issue it was not the greatest detractor as these industries consider clouds.