2012 is the Year of Cloud

According to a study by TechTarget around the investments planned in 2012, projects for the adoption of cloud services are seen as very important to their business by 27% of IT managers surveyed and as fairly important by 53% of them. The study covers 600 IT managers in US and Europe.

28.1% of respondents indicated that implementing a private cloud in 2012 was a high priority for them and 56.1% considered such an implementation as a medium priority (most citing economic uncertainty as one of the obstacles to this project). Only 9% of companies do not foresee any investment towards the implementation of a private cloud in 2012.

Cloud on investments planned in 2012, 53.8% of companies said they would focus on solutions “Software as a Service” and 33% of storage solutions in the cloud (Storage as a Service). 52% of companies believe they have between 10% and 39% of their storage capacity in the cloud by the end of 2012 … and 5.6% of companies believe having 80% or more!

But the big trend of the moment seems to be the adoption of messaging in the cloud. Nearly 75% of companies consider hosting their email in the cloud by the end of 2012 as a priority high or strong enough. Only 25% of them consider such a migration as non-priority. These figures are sure to attract the attention of Microsoft Office (365) and Google (Gmail) …

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