2011 in the Cloud: The Year of Managing Expectations

A. DeCarlo
A. DeCarlo

Summary Bullets:         

  • While most businesses are still experimenting with on-demand services, Current Analysis research shows the vast majority of those using the cloud today are happy with their experience.
  • Positive cloud experiences bode well for future growth as market acceptance of cloud services rises and solutions mature.

2011 has been a banner year for IT services.  As organizations continue to explore their alternatives to traditional outsourcing models, IT solution providers have been evolving their strategies to support the expected rise in on-demand services.   Acquisitions such as CenturyLink’s multi-billion dollar deals for Qwest and Savvis, Dimension Data’s OpSource purchase, and Verizon’s Terremark and CloudSwitch buys, among others, are changing the market landscape for cloud services.   Continue reading “2011 in the Cloud: The Year of Managing Expectations”