Cloud computing is all the rage - it seems that every vendor now has a cloud offering, that every service provider has "cloudified" its platform and that end users are well on the way to fully embracing cloud as a means of gaining access to applications, functions and data. But what is the reality? Just what are large and very large organisations' perceptions of cloud computing - and what does this mean to the future of cloud?
Some of the findings covered in the report:
- The majority perception is that cloud is still at a very early stage of maturity
- Overall, cloud is viewed positively
- Cloud security is seen as a show stopper, or a very high priority, for many - but as solvable by the majority
- Overall, the USA, DCH and Nordics are the most positive regions for cloud
- Telco, utilities and media are the verticals best disposed towards cloud
Cloud computing, while being a topic of hot discussion within the vendor community, does not appear to have resonated completely with end user organisations. The overall view is relatively positive, however, but better education, a more coherent and cohesive approach to messaging from the vendor community and a business-led approach to how cloud can help an organisation is required for cloud to be able to deliver on its promises.
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