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The evidence continues to grow that enterprises are convinced that cloud

computing is a viable way forward for IT in the future.

IDG Research Services surveyed chief

technology officers, chief information officers and IT managers on a global

basis and reported that 75 percent of companies either currently employ

enterprise-grade cloud computing solutions or plan to implement

enterprise-grade cloud during the next five years.

The report, titled “Enterprise-Grade Cloud Computing Adoption: Trends

and Purchase Requirements,” can be downloaded here.

“This independent study validates the industry notion that enterprises

want customizable cloud solutions that go beyond the application level and

comprehensively address requirements such as security and service levels,”

said Bryan Doerr, chief technology officer at Savvis, corporate sponsor of the

research project.

The study found that IT usually identifies projects and areas that could

benefit from cloud and informs the business. However, 23 percent of the 172

respondents reported that business leaders sometimes bypass IT and purchase

solutions on their own.

For more, read the eWeek article: Vast Majority of Enterprises Will Deploy Clouds by 2015.