Monday, September 26, 2011 5:14:39 PM
Though many of the ways cloud computing and virtualization have transformed IT department operations have been no secret, some are beginning to appear that do not pertain as much to the technological spectrum. Codestone recently published an article explaining that research firm K2 Advisory released a new survey revealing that cloud computing has additionally changed the way in which outsourcing works.
According to the website, the survey found a large number of chief information officers have different contractual expectations when it comes to outsourced services providers, especially cloud computing vendors. Many, the report purports, look for outcome-based service agreements.
Additionally, the website asserts that as executives and managers at businesses begin to gain a stronger understanding of cloud computing, it will reflect positively on their own internal IT operations and departments.
"2012 will be a pivotal year for many organizations as they look to conduct a sizable shift toward cloud services, or as they start to tackle the integration changes," Kate Hannaghan of K2 Advisory explained the report, the website noted.
The International Data Corporation projects the cloud to grow from a 600,000 unit, $3.8 billion industry in 2010 to 1.3 million and $6.4 billion by 2014.
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