by EMC Corporation – via IDG Connect
“The biggest obstacle you have is really to get
people to think differently.”
—Geir Ramleth, Bechtel
• Cloud computing projects are still at an early stage at most companies if they are happening at all. However, the
overwhelming majority of IT executives have at least begun evaluating the benefits of cloud technology, with much of
their focus on “private cloud.”
• Cloud technology is seen by many IT executives as a way of continuing to provide high service levels while cutting
infrastructure and capital costs.
• Investments in data-center consolidation and virtualization have laid a foundation for many IT organizations to shift
some operations to the cloud.
• The obstacles to cloud computing remain substantial—including concerns about security, about the cloud’s ability to
handle legacy applications, and about IT staff’s willingness to work in a new way and re-orient its priorities.
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