Saturday, April 16, 2011

Washington DC a Cloud Computing Trendsetter!

A TechJournal South article last week named Washington, DC as a leading trendsetter in cloud computing. Citing a Microsoft sponsored survey, conducted by 7th Sense research, D.C. was highlighted as particullarly receptive to cloud computing. The survey interviewed information technology decision makers (ITDM) and found the following:

  • 81 percent of ITDMs in Washington agree that IT must enable workers to work anywhere at any time.
  • 46 percent of these respondents believe that cloud services can support and enable a remote workforce.
  • 26 percent of ITDMs say the cloud enabled them to start a new line of business.
  • 28 percent of D.C. enterprise organizations are hiring more staff with cloud computing experience
  • 14 percent are hiring more staff in general as a result of cloud services
  • 50 percent of D.C. ITDMs said they would be more likely to purchase a cloud solution if they could work with a certified partner
  • 32 percent of respondents hired vendors to assist in deploying cloud projects.

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