A recently published study by Appiro reveals cloud computing is becoming increasingly popular as companies realize the effectiveness of outsourcing IT to virtual service hosting providers and the public cloud.
According to the survey of 150 IT decision makers, the IT department is driving the move to cloud computing and finding the technology provides better services than on-premise computing solutions. Overall, 60 percent of respondents said the cloud is superior to in-house computing, while 83 percent said it allowed them to quickly respond to new business needs.
"Cloud computing is a highly valuable but disruptive technology, and the enterprises that will be most successful with the transition are those who can learn from the experience of others and look beyond the challenges of today," said Chris Barbin, CEO of Appiro.
The study also found a significant market for future public cloud adoption through virtual service hosting and SaaS providers. Forty percent of respondents said the cloud would be deployed in the future as part of growing business models. Furthermore, 68 percent of respondents expect to have the majority of their IT operations in the cloud within the next three years.