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Are You Ready for the Cloud?

Posted on Wed, Dec 08,2010@11:26 AM

On Tuesday, December 7th, Valogix participated in CiscoTV's presentation on the results of a new research study conducted by Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) which investigated the “public cloud” and the desire of enterprises to use external, on-demand infrastructure and applications. The study reveals that service providers have an opportunity to differentiate themselves and add new revenue-generating services by providing public cloud-computing services.

Cisco IBSG, the company’s global consultancy, conducted  one-on-one interviews with more than 80 enterprise information technology (IT) decision makers from 43 enterprises and public-sector organizations in the United States, the European Union, and India. Additionally, Cisco IBSG interviewed 20 subject-matter experts.

Key Findings from the Survey

Based on feedback from the survey, Cisco IBSG estimates that nearly 12 percent of enterprise workloads will run in the public cloud by the end of 2013. The study also found that desktop applications, email, collaboration, and enterprise resources planning are most likely to shift to the cloud. This, in turn, will yield a market for public, cloud-computing services of approximately US$44 billion.

Watch the video.

 

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