Infonetics Study Shows Enterprise Plans for Cloud Services [Manufacturing Close - Up]
(Manufacturing Close - Up Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its new Cloud Service Strategies: North American Enterprise Survey, which explores enterprises' plans for the adoption and usage of cloud services.
"There is no doubt, the cloud has come of age," notes Sam Barnett, directing analyst for data center and cloud at Infonetics Research. "While investments in cloud outsourcing are small in comparison to internal IT/data center spending, they are growing each year, with the number of enterprise organizations turning to cloud technology to manage budgets and transform service delivery increasing significantly in the last two years."
Barnett adds: "The cloud is no longer about outsourcing IT infrastructure and functions-it's about right-sizing them."
The company noted that cloud survey highlights include:
-91 percent of enterprises interviewed use cloud services today, growing to 100 percent by the end of 2014
-The leading drivers for deploying cloud services are application performance and management of IT costs
-Software as a service (SaaS) is the most widely adopted cloud technology among respondent operators
-Survey respondents cite Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco as the top cloud service providers, although unexpected vendors dominate the cloud landscape in key technology deployment areas
For its 25-page cloud service strategies survey, Infonetics interviewed purchase-decision makers at 107 North American enterprises about their current usage of cloud services as well as their plans for deploying cloud-based services through 2014. Survey participants were asked about cloud service delivery types (SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS), uses, deployment drivers, barriers, and vendors. To buy the survey, contact Infonetics Sales: http://infonetics.com/ contact.asp.
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Infonetics Research is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990.
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