We have seen a marked acceleration in the adoption of cloud services. Everything from backup services, email and collaboration to file storage, web/email filtering and Line of Business applications are on the ‘shopping list’ but not all are suitable for an organisation.
It makes sense for organisations to leverage the “pay-for-use” IT model, negating the need for capital investment and releasing internal IT expertise for more strategic tasks.
For others, it is the agility to scale rapidly, to reflect periodic workloads. More use cloud to make their business more mobile, extending more applications outside of the corporate office.