17 May 2011 17:22:34
CIOs around the world are readying their enterprises for a generalized move to cloud computing, a study released this week by IBM indicated.
Compared to figures from a similar study in 2009, about twice the number of IT decision-makers reported being ready to embrace the cloud in IBM's most recent global CIO study, the company said.
Roughly 70 percent of CIOs in the U.S., South Korea, and Japan cited cloud computing as a top priority in the IBM survey, along with 68 percent in China. These are all precipitous increases from the 2009 research, according to the company.
IBM vice president and CIO Jeanette Horan said early adopters could have significant advantages over cloud laggards.
"This study provides key evidence of how the capabilities of IT are aligning perfectly with the aspirations of business leaders. The winners will be those companies that understand the power of technologies like cloud, analytics and mobility, and can harness that power to transform their businesses," she stated.
Keeping cloud security in mind, according to experts, will be another key for successful IT improvements in the future.
-McAfee Cloud Security