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Cloud computing 'to be commonplace by 2012'
Nov 30 2011, 23:05 PM
Cloud computing will be commonplace in the coming year, with many businesses not realising they are using the technology.
According to independent researcher Joe McKendrick, writing for Forbes, a number of surveys in recent months have suggested that the cloud is becoming ubiquitous.
Firstly, he pointed to a survey by Microsoft which highlighted that a fifth of companies who said they were not using the cloud were in fact using the cloud.
Following this, a survey by Peachtree Capital Advisors highlighted that cloud computing is no longer seen as a category in its own right, but rather in terms of certain applications and what uses they have for businesses.
Finally, a study by the Independent Oracle Users Group highlighted that IT departments are becoming increasingly involved with the cloud and are the driving force behind its adoption.
Mr McKenrick concluded that rather than starting out with the cloud next year, many businesses will find themselves having to cope with issues such as security and governance as the cloud becomes more intertwined with their day to day activities.
Posted by Neil Hill
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