U.S. businesses looking to protect their data are turning to cloud computing as an answer to data loss, according to a survey conducted by CA Technologies. A large number of organizations identified data or application loss incidents over the past year. Thirty-six percent of businesses reported  storing data in the public cloud, and 76 percent reported utilizing a private cloud for storage.

The majority of businesses that store data in the cloud feel confident in the safety of that data. Eighty-four percent of U.S. and Canadian businesses storing their data in a private cloud feel their data is adequately protected, and 73 percent felt positively about data protection in the public cloud...