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Mar 17 2009

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Cloud not benefitting from recession

A Computer Business Review news article, Recession not driving cloud adoption, reports a survey from IT consultancy Avanade (release PDF), showing that, contrary to many people’s expectations, the current economic crisis is not driving the adoption of cloud computing. Instead, most of the 502 company executives surveyed (in 17 countries) are waiting for the cloud model to be proven in the enterprise before diving in, as they believe the risks are too great during the recession. (I am not sure how conclusive the findings can be for the UK given the size of the sample.)

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