New Global IBM Study Confirms Cloud Computing Poised to Take Off at Companies
By Mark Dexter
5th June 2011

As demand for ever-growing amounts of information continues to increase, companies are seeking simple and direct access to data and applications that cloud  computing delivers in a cost-efficient, always-available manner. The use of cloud, which began in supporting deployments mainly inside companies, has now also grown common between organisations and their partners and customers. In IBM's 2009 CIO study, only a third of CIOs said they planned to pursue cloud to gain a competitive advantage. This year’s study shows a dramatic increase in the focus on cloud, particularly in media and entertainment, which rose to 73 percent, automotive (70 percent) and telecommunications (69 percent).

Read the full article here:  2011  IBM CIO Study

How will this affect the world of Business Intelligence? What about Security?

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