New Infonetics Study Highlights Enterprise Plans for Cloud Services
Dec 04, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
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."
According to a release, 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
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