January 22, 2014
According to a study by Aberdeen Group surveying cloud usage in various businesses, business cloud users will increase their annual cloud spend by 8.6 percent, much greater than the predicted 1 percent increase in overall IT spending.*
This increased budget will be spent in a variety of ways, on a multitude (19 total, to be exact) of technologies. Ultimately, these new methods and tools will be implemented to improve cloud performance by increasing the complexity of cloud programs.
The top five of these 19 technologies are outlined below, while the chart shows which of these five methods are currently or will be implemented within the next year, according to survey participants.
They’re separated into three categories: Security, improved networking performance and advanced management capabilities.
While considering cloud budgets for 2014 within your business, keep in mind that cloud is becoming a much bigger deal as technologies and tools improve.
According to Dick Csaplar, “cloud tools continue to mature and that we are still in the beginning stages of the cloud computing revolution.” *
* Csaplar, Dick. More Money, More Performance: A Look at Business Cloud Spending, ThinkGig. CenturyLink, Inc.