1. Toes in the Water84% of IT managers say their organization uses at least one cloud application.
Large companies, the federal government, and institutions of higher education are moving to the cloud faster than small-to-midsized businesses and state and local governments, according to a survey from CDW. 30% or more of these larger organizations are actively using cloud computing, compared to about 20% for smaller concerns. But worries persist, including questions about security and cost savings. “Many organizations are carefully – and selectively – moving into cloud computing, as well they should, because it represents a significant shift in how computing resources are provided and managed,” said David Cottingham, senior director of managed services at CDW. “With thoughtful planning, organizations can realize benefits that align directly with their organizational goals: consolidated IT infrastructure, reduced IT energy and capital costs, and anywhere-access to documents and applications.” An estimated 1,200 IT professionals took part in the research. For more about the survey, click here.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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