Enterprise Cloud Usage Expected to Climb Over Next Two Years: Study
A recent cloud computing study indicates that enterprise cloud computing will see high growth rates over the next two years.Enterprise cloud computing could see explosive growth over the next two years, according to a recent analyst report. TheInfoPro, a service of 451 Research, released its latest cloud computing study, which projects big growth in the number of enterprise cloud computing projects. Indeed, 60 percent of respondents to a survey conducted by TheInfoPro said they view cloud computing as a natural evolution of IT service delivery and do not allocate separate budgets for cloud computing projects. Yet, of those that do have separate budgets for cloud computing, 69 percent said they expect their spending to increase in both 2013 and 2014 compared with the prior year. "As organizations are completing their transition to a virtualized data center infrastructure, their focus is switching rapidly to cloud computing projects," said Peter Ffoulkes, TheInfoPro's research director for cloud computing, in a statement. "Despite this shift of attention and the associated growth opportunity, there are major roadblocks—for the most part, they are not technology related and fall within the domain of people, process, policy and organizational issues, which are more complex for vendors to address."
However, an increase in non-IT roadblocks is slowing the pace of project completion, the study showed. Conducted during the first half of 2013, TheInfoPro study identifies the key cloud computing initiatives of leading organizations while examining market factors and major players. This semi-annual study is based on live interviews with IT professionals and primary decision makers at large and midsize enterprises in North America and Europe.