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The Impact of Cloud on IT Consumption Model
The rise of the cloud and its trajectory have been extensively charted, but the impact of the cloud on IT organizations and business operations has not been examined. This whitepaper presents the findings of an international survey of IT decision makers on the effects of the cloud on business in the future.
Among the important findings, is that technology-led innovations are being increasingly driven by the end users within an organization—HR, sales, R&D—seen as lines of business, while IT is becoming more of an intermediary of cloud services. Some other results of the survey show that:
- Overall the cloud is viewed positively
- Emerging markets are embracing the cloud for innovation
- Companies need to develop a specific cloud approach