The vast majority of senior executives worldwide say their organisations have already moved at least some business activities to the Cloud and expect 2012 investment to rocket, according to audit company KPMG‚Äôs global cloud study….
According to the report 81 per cent of businesses are either planning, are in early or advanced stages of experimentation or already have full-on cloud implementations. Executives whose companies use or intend to use a Cloud strategy agree that spending will rise significantly in 2012. According to the survey, 17 percent of corporate executives said Cloud spending would exceed 20 percent of the total IT budget in 2012. Half of the IT executives at companies where Cloud is or will be adopted say security is the most important challenge or concern, compared with 42 percent of the business unit executives. Among the Cloud provider community, business unit executives (29 percent) shared equal concerns about performance with their IT counterparts (30 percent).
Almost one quarter of executives said their organisation already runs all core IT services on the Cloud (10 percent) or is in transition to do so (13 percent).
Tudor Aw, KPMG‚Äôs head of technology in the UK says: ‚ÄúWhat the survey shows is that ‚Äòcloud‚Äô is becoming more of a business and not just a technology conversation. In these harsh economic times, cloud computing should be considered by all companies that strive to reduce costs. Cloud adoption is quickly shifting from a competitive advantage to an operational necessity, enabling innovation that can create new business models and will impact the long-term growth opportunities and competitiveness of businesses.‚Äù