Bitcurrent Cloud survey 2011

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Earlier this month, we surveyed roughly 150 IT professionals, analysts, cloud proponents, and end users for their thoughts on cloud computing. The main purpose of the study was to look at the motivations for, and obstacles to, cloud adoption; and to see if there are correlations between these and specific industries, company types, or company sizes.

While the data is instructive, the sample size for some responses is not statistically significant, and warrants further research. Nevertheless, our findings suggest that for vendors, tailoring their benefits and concerns to their audiences may be helpful; and for IT buyers, understanding how their top issues compare to their peers in other industries may offer a more nuanced perspective on the move to cloud.