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Cloud Survey Says!

When it comes to IT surveys, I'm not sure who to trust. Most find research houses like Gartner more credible than vendors, but research houses have their own clients, biases and axes to grind.

So I tend to treat vendor research as at least as good (or bad) as analyst firms. That's why I'm bringing you the results of a survey from SolarWinds, a longtime maker of management software.

The survey shows that folks like you, IT professionals, are the ones doing the due diligence that will determine when and how your companies will move to the cloud. Over 60 percent of respondents say their companies are either looking at the cloud or already have one foot in the door. Potential benefits include saving money, becoming more efficient or increasing flexibility.

Because the cloud is such a departure, and the issues so complex, many are comfortable taking their time.

Posted by Doug Barney on 12/16/2010 at 12:47 PM


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