Cloud Enthusiasm Hits Near-Universal Levels

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 09-15-2014 Email

Momentum for cloud deployment is reaching full-throttle levels, according to a new survey report from Evolve IP. The accompanying report, titled "Cloud of Dreams: The Adoption of Cloud Services—2014," reveals that an immense majority of tech employees and leaders feel the cloud represents the very future of IT. Most have already launched cloud services, and nearly as many intend to expand their use of cloud resources. Just as in the classic movie "Field of Dreams," "organizations built their ballparks (clouds), found some initial players (adopters) and waited to see if they were right to believe in themselves," according to the Evolve IP report. "They were, [as] rapid flight to the cloud continues with organizations planning on moving their infrastructure, applications and more to the cloud. If anything, they are seeing fewer hurdles and have built more confidence in the cloud in the last year." And while barriers remain, funding isn't a particularly significant one, as tech budgets are expected to increase in 2015. IT professionals and executives from nearly 1,260 companies participated in the research. For more about the survey (subscription required), click here.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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