Cloud computing is heralded to be one of the most significant information technology developments in recent years. There is widespread agreement that the adoption of cloud resources and capabilities is poised for strong growth into the future. Nevertheless, there is paucity of research concerning the perceived risks that affect the adoption intentions of prospective organisational adopters. In attempts to contribute to the existing body of knowledge, this study draws on qualitative evidence to explore perceived cloud computing risks. It culminates with an integrative risk management framework for the adoption of cloud computing.