The market research firm was confident enough about the answers to conclude that the previous hype is now matching actual activity.
According to the company, 64 percent of surveyed firms are increasing their SaaS cloud spending this year. 37 percent said they are spending more money on IaaS and 22 percent on PaaS. Strategy Analytics said that scalability, visibility, and manageability are keys to cloud adoption, but security, reliability and availability downtime remain the top issues that keep businesses from moving faster to cloud solutions.
"Organizations have been relying on business cloud services including email, CRM, and web and audio conferencing for more than a decade," said analyst Mark Levitt in a prepared statement.
"This Strategy Analytics survey shows that a majority of corporations have abandoned traditional on-premise software deployments for many types of application and infrastructure software. Public and private cloud computing is now the norm, not the exception."
Strategy Analytics offers the entire report entitled Business Cloud Adoption Soars According to Enterprise Q1 2012 Survey for $2000.
In the meantime cloud company by cloud company get hacked and people loose their data place in the systems that the cloud company's provide! Spendings on security seems to be nill and until there is a secure enough system any sane person would avoid them! Placing all eggs in one basket thats available 24/7 to anyone with very good hacking skills is not a place i would put my faith in and seeing how company after company gets hacked its all the proof any enlightened person need to see the cloud will fail until the security issues have been resolved (likely never will!)
LOL! They want to sell you their delusions. I am sorry but "cloud" is just another buzzword for ousourcing some of your IT functions.
usually they're buried on the other toms sites that require alternate login methods in order to avoid user critiques.
FAIL at trying to push this crap down our throats
I love the wording on this article... It says they increased their spending..... from what? A dollar? Fifty? A hundred????
How many companies were surveyed?
What was the baseline funding?
Worthless survey... and you can only read it for the door smashing price of $2000 dollars! What a deal!
Like someone else said: SCAM....
Half the article is dedicated to the negative aspects of "cloud", which according to the article, refers to the Internet.... and it's a no brainer on how unsecured that is.....