The Cloud: Fun Facts about Cloud Computing

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Charles Babcock, editor at InformationWeek, recently included ‘5 Cloud Facts’ as part of his cover story piece on an investigation on the economics of Cloud computing.  Those facts came from as suite of surveys and studies done at InformationWeek.  Those facts are:
  • 25 percent of IT shops are using either cloud servers or storage as part of an infrastructure-as-a-service strategy
  • 11 percent of companies have a major cloud implementation
  • 26 percent of companies are planning a major cloud implementation
  • 20 percent of companies have a formal policy in place for evaluating cloud services
  • 38 percent of companies have expressed concerns with unanticipated overrun costs from using cloud services

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