Global IBM Study Confirms Cloud Computing Poised to Take Off

The 2011 IBM CIO study found that 60 percent of organizations are ready to embrace cloud computing over the next five years as a means of growing their businesses and achieving a competitive advantage. The figure nearly doubles the number of CIOs who said they would utilize cloud in IBM's 2009 CIO study, and is one of dozens of new insights and trends learned from CIOs worldwide in businesses of all sizes. The study's findings also found that the role of the CIO is evolving; top priorities now align more with those of CEOs.