IDC: Cloud to Have More Impact On IT Industry

Cloud computing will have significant impact on IT organizations and IT vendors, as well as the enterprises they support, according to an IDC enterpise survey.

72% of the 225 IT executives surveyed say they believed that by 2014, a third of all IT organizations will be providers of cloud services to customers or business partners. More than 80 percent of the respondents said that one-third of Fortune 1000 enterprises will deploy at least one business-critical system in the cloud. More than half of the IT executives surveyed believe that mobile-optimized cloud services will be a primary interface with customers by 2014.

The analyst firm predicts that spending on public IT cloud services will reach $72.9bn in 2015, a compound annual growth rate of 28%.

"We don’t expect everything to go to the cloud, but the early adopters are likely to move a majority of their IT to cloud within the next five years, and the vast majority will follow suit within a few years," said IDC research director Mette Ahorlu.



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