Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 02-05-2013
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Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

Enterprises Slowly Adopting Cloud Computing

Inside Move  47% say the internal cloud remains a “top two” cloud-related project for the next 12 months.

The cloud is moving indoors. Well, at least in a figurative sense, as a significant share of IT decision-makers say internally based cloud projects will move to the forefront of tech plans for 2013, according to recent research from TheInfoPro, an IT industry research services division of 451 Research. That said, companies are still being held back by resistance to the very concept of cloud computing, findings reveal. Roadblocks include a lack of staffing and budgeting resources. (Sound familiar?) The upshot: Just one-quarter of organizations are currently taking advantage of cloud platforms, although two out of five expect to do so in the next 18 months. Once fully deployed, however, cost savings are expected to make a notable impact on operational costs. As for top cloud vendors? On the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) side, Amazon still leads the pack by a dominating margin. The findings were compiled from interviews with 100 professionals responsible for making IT purchase decisions at medium-sized and large companies in Europe and North America.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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