Gartner’s cloud computing surveys

My colleague Jim Browning, who is focused on SMB research, has just published a survey of mid-sized businesses in North America. If you’re a vendor client, I encourage you to check out his Survey Analysis: North American Midsize Businesses Cite Cloud Intentions.

Also, I want to draw your attention to some research that you might not have noticed before.

Back in 2010, Gartner fielded a huge global survey — 7,300 respondents in the United States, Western Europe, and China — with the goal of looking at cloud adoption trends. Out of them, 650 correctly answered a bunch of screening questions about what constitutes cloud computing, and got to answer the rest of the survey.

The results show:

  • Why people called something cloud
  • Adoption patterns by type of service
  • Key drivers of adoption
  • Key stakeholders in driving adoption
  • Whose budget is it?
  • Key concerns
  • Influential factors when selecting a provider
  • Project IT budget allocated to cloud
  • Impact on the IT organization

If you haven’t looked at this data, I’d highly encourage you to.

Gartner clients only, sorry. (US data has not been consolidated into a publishable form, i.e., turned from big tables of raw numbers into pretty graphs.)

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Posted on February 9, 2011, in Industry and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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