Innovation Slideshow: Will Economic Recovery Drive Enterprise Cloud Initiatives?

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 12-13-2010

Will Economic Recovery Drive Enterprise Cloud Initiatives?

75 percent respondents currently use enterprise-grade cloud computing solutions for improved IT services, or plan to do so over the next five years.

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67 percent of respondents say the level of IT-provided service for their organization has improved over the last year.

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10 percent say the level of IT-provided service has declined over the last year.

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Goals during the anticipated economic recovery (percent respondents):Flexibility to react to changing market conditions (48 percent)Competitive advantage (48 percent)Enabling innovation (48 percent)Improved anytime/anywhere access to data (40 percent)Enabling business continuity (38 percent)

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69 percent of respondents say that cloud-computing solutions can help them reach the goal of increased flexibility.

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More than one-half of respondents say that cloud computing can offer a competitive advantage and enable innovation.

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60 percent of respondents say it's extremely or very challenging to find the "right" cloud computing solution for their companies.

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23 percent of respondents say their organization's business leaders sometimes bypass IT and purchase solutions on their own.

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64 percent of respondents expect that spending on hosted, on-demand or cloud-based software at their companies will increase over the next year.

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42 percent of respondents prefer to buy enterprise-grade, best-of-breed cloud solutions.

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Just 21 percent of respondents believe today's cloud computing solutions incorporate security features "to a great extent."

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Only 28 percent of respondents are highly confident that today's cloud computing solutions can offer security features that go "beyond the basics."

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