The 2013 IDG Enterprise Cloud Computing research

Key findings include:

  • Most companies are still working to identify IT operations that are candidates for cloud hosting.
  • Cloud investments are up over last year, however, with enterprise organizations investing significantly more.
  • Private Cloud is the preferred model; however, growth in all models is expected over the next year and a half.
  • Lower TCO is a top selling point for both Private & Public Cloud.
  • IT is involved more often than non-IT decision makers when determining what Cloud solutions to purchase.
  • Most are confident that the measures/policies in place at their organizations will keep information in the cloud secure. However, they are still concerned about enforcing those policies.
  • When it comes to making Cloud offerings more attractive, vendors should consider organization size. Enterprises want different info from vendors than SMB.

IDG Enterprise Cloud Research 2013 (excerpt)

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