Business Report

Business Gets Remote

Cloud computing is redefining the way companies send e-mail, store data, and allocate IT budgets.

The amount of IT spending on cloud computing services, such as data storage, is growing.

Global spending on public cloud services

Source: Gartner

Most companies seek efficiency; fewer see cloud computing as transformational force.

In your opinion, cloud computing ….

Source: Accenture survey of 669 IT decision makers

Most companies that shift business processes to the cloud begin with commodity applications.

Most-used application

Source: CDW poll of 320 corporate cloud users

Cloud computing will bring significant growth in servers and data storage—but not in IT jobs.

Expected growth over the next 10 years

Source: IDC

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Treating computing as a utility, like electricity, is an old idea. But now it makes financial sense—a historic shift that explains why cloud computing is reshaping the economics of IT. Even startup companies and consumers now can access massive amounts of computing power. The cloud is also raising new questions about privacy and security.

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