Half of CIOs ‘to increase cloud spending’

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Computerworld UK

Most see cloud as a way to cut overall costs, survey finds:

Almost half (49 percent) of CIOs intend to increase their investment in cloud technologies over the coming year, according to research.

Easynet Global Services questioned 800 IT heads across Europe, including 200 in the UK, about their cloud strategies.

Only one in five considered their corporate network to be a “key concern” when moving to the Cloud, although 43 percent have identified that they would need to upgrade their network.

Some 57 percent said that when moving into the cloud, their network could cope without any extra investment. But Justin Fielder, CTO at Easynet Global Services, said: “CIOs must realise that the ability to deliver to end-users is a vital element of any cloud strategy. Companies will not get the benefits they expect from cloud computing unless CIOs consider the entire scenario, not just where their data is stored.” Read more

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