A new international study of more than 300 IT decision-makers by IDG Research Services revealed that the cloud continues to be a major initiative for enterprises, as more than 60 percent of respondents said they are either implementing or testing the cloud within their organization.
As organizations continue to struggle through today's ongoing economic crisis, the business world is becoming an increasingly aggressive place with companies doing everything in their power to survive and remain competitive with rival firms.
As the market for the cloud continues to grow in the private sector, the differentiation between the private and public cloud will continue to blur, leading more decision-makers to opt for hybrid models that combine the two.
A new report by research firm Ovum revealed that companies using cloud hosting services have the unique ability to be faster, more efficient and use fewer resources than organizations using traditional IT.
Adoption of cloud computing in the healthcare sector is on the rise, as more hospitals and other facilities begin to leverage the technology in an attempt to reduce IT costs, improve mobility and enhance collaboration between patients and physicians.