by Angela Guess
According to an article out of Host Analytics, "The results of an independent, global survey of almost 330 CIOs, business executives and other stakeholders on the drivers behind cloud adoption were announced today. The research was conducted by Dimensional Research, and sponsored by Host Analytics. Cloud applications offer a myriad of potential advantages over on-premise applications. From reduced costs to simplifying maintenance to enabling compliance, there are many reasons to choose a cloud application."
Diane Hagglund, author of the study and senior research analyst for Dimensional Research stated, "Our survey findings show business value is an overwhelming driver for cloud adoption among business executives, while CIOs cite a range of reasons for moving to the cloud… Better compliance and increased competitive advantage were also identified as key drivers." The article goes on, "While value was the one priority for business executives (80 percent), it was less so for CIOs (53 percent) who listed a range of reasons for moving to the cloud, including compliance requirements (58 percent) and competitive advantage (51 percent). The results therefore suggest that business executives place overwhelming weight on business value over functionality in IT decisions, which is of greater concern to CIOs and other IT professionals."
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