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Study reveals 75% of companies will use enterprise-class cloud services within five years

Three-fourths of companies either currently employ enterprise-grade cloud computing solutions or plan to implement enterprise-grade cloud over the next five years, according to a new study commissioned by Savvis, Inc., an organization that...


November 29, 2010  


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Three-fourths of companies either currently employ enterprise-grade cloud computing solutions or plan to implement enterprise-grade cloud over the next five years, according to a new study commissioned by Savvis, Inc., an organization that specializes in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT offerings for enterprises.

IDG Research Services and CIO Custom Solutions Group surveyed 172 chief technology officers, chief information officers and IT managers from around the globe.

Their report, entitled “Enterprise-Grade Cloud Computing Adoption: Trends and Purchase Requirements,” can be downloaded at www.savvisknowscloud.com/information-center.

“This independent study validates the industry notion that enterprises want customizable cloud solutions that go beyond the application level and comprehensively address requirements such as security and service levels,” said Bryan Doerr, chief technology officer at Savvis.

The study found that IT usually identifies projects and areas that could benefit from cloud and informs the business. However, 23% of respondents reported that business leaders sometimes bypass IT and purchase solutions on their own.