Adopting the Cloud: A Year of Trial and Error Ahead
64 percent of respondents say they plan to increase their 2011 investment in cloud-computing solutions by more than 5 percent.
Cloud computing appears poised to further increase its profile among enterprise users over the next year, according to a survey conducted by CompTIA, www.CompTIA.org which is a member association for IT vendors and solution providers. CIOs and other tech decision-makers are interested in expanding their use of the cloud, and IT vendors/solution providers surveyed are increasing their ability to meet this demand. The report, "Cloud Computing: Pulling Back the Curtain," is the result of an online survey of more than 540 U.S.-based tech-purchasing decision-makers as well as IT solution providers. "Clearly there is growing momentum behind cloud computing, evidenced by climbing adoption rates and greater awareness," said Carolyn April, director of industry analysis for CompTIA. "But cloud-computing adoption is still nascent. The year ahead will be one of evaluation, trial and error and, most importantly, opportunity. The market will sort through the role IT channel companies will play, as well as best business models, sales and marketing strategies and most relevant technologies." Here are highlights from the association's report:
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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