Cloud becomes less nebulous

Clouds in Oxford: pic Mike MageeA survey of 125 UK based IT managers and chief information officers (CIOs) has revealed that cloud apps are more widely used than often thought.
Centrix Software hired market research firm Vanson Bourne to undertake the survey.
Even though 90 percent of the organisations surveyed have cloud based apps, the IT folk are concerned about managing cloud apps and about duplication of app features.
The survey showed that over three quarters of organisations have a plan for leveraging the cloud this year.
Over a third were however worried about the growing cost of cloud subscriptions.
The top feature the IT managers are interested in is office productivity – only two percent thought marketing automation was of much use.
Financial services and government are lagging behind in adopting cloud apps – 20 percent said they had no cloud based apps and 24 percent in the financial sector said they had no plans for cloud apps at all this year.