Vast Majority of Enterprises Will Deploy Clouds by 2015
An IDG report also says that 60 percent of IT managers consider it extremely or very challenging to find the right cloud package.The evidence continues to grow that enterprises are convinced that cloud computing is a viable way forward for IT in the future. IDG Research Services surveyed chief technology officers, chief information officers and IT managers on a global basis and reported that 75 percent of companies either currently employ enterprise-grade cloud computing solutions or plan to implement enterprise-grade cloud during the next five years.
The report, titled "Enterprise-Grade Cloud Computing Adoption: Trends and Purchase Requirements," can be downloaded here.
- 60 percent consider it extremely or very challenging to find the right cloud computing solution for their companies
- 69 percent perceive cloud computing solutions as offering greater flexibility
- 64 percent expect spending on hosted, on-demand and/or cloud-based software at their companies to increase over the next year
- 62 percent rate security as a critical factor when evaluating cloud solutions.