The promises of increased cost efficiency, flexibility, and improved scalability continue to drive interest in cloud computing services. But while promising significant benefits, moving to the cloud also requires organizations to take a new approach to IT. Full migration to cloud computing is a big step, and certain "foundational technologies," such as chargeback and self-service provisioning, need to be in place.
So how are IT decision makers at global enterprises actually using cloud computing services today? Where do they stand in terms of implementation? What are the top drivers for implementing cloud computing services? How satisfied are decision makers with the effectiveness of their cloud investments? What are their future plans?
To answer these and other questions, IDG Research Services surveyed IT executives from the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and Singapore. A total of 300 surveys were completed between March 14 and March 23, 2012.
This IDG White Paper summarizes the key findings of the survey. It begins by exploring how respondents rate the current state of their cloud implementations. It then looks at their future plans for cloud computing services. Finally, it gauges respondents' interest in cloud computing services that include a virtualized network.
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