The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) has recently carried out a study looking at organisations’ use of the cloud. 250 UK-based companies were surveyed, and some interesting results were revealed.
Head in the clouds?
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When it comes to using the cloud there is big interest in Europe. However, it’s still not as popular as it is in the US, in fact, it’s set to lag behind by at least two years. So why is there this delay?
In February the government invested in the cloud, launching CloudStore, an “app store” offering cloud services to the public sector. The aim of this is to reduce IT spending by £200 million a year, however results from a recent survey by VMware could put this in jeopardy.
Within four years, the cloud could be the dominant platform for It and business architecture – that’s according to a recent report from Saugatuck Technology Inc.
Gartner, the market analyst, has predicted that cloud computing will be at the top of the business agenda this year along with information management and social computing.
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We have had an absolutely stupendous start to 2012. And here’s the story in numbers illustrating our year on year growth
Our new customers are up 41% and we expect to reach close to 60,000 by the end of 2012 – and that’s customers – not users.
A lot of experts predict that mobile cloud computing will really come to the fore this year.
Some people believe 2012 will be the year when cloud computing really comes to the fore. There’s no doubt that over the next couple of years companies around the world are set to dramatically increase their usage of cloud services.
First off, let me wish you a Happy New Year – and add that if I knew exactly what’s in store for 2012, I would hurry down to the stock market right now!
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