Below is an excerpt from a recent article about how SMBs are harnessing the move to cloud and use of big data, published by Cloud Times and written by Saroj Kar:
According to data in a recent study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of BMC Software, the leader in Business Service Management, midsized business IT leaders are not entirely equipped to handle the trends of cloud computing and there is an increasing pressure between IT stakeholders and business. Eighty one percent of respondents in the study entitled "Delivering on High Cloud Expectations" indicated that cloud strategy is a high priority tasks for them but they need to clear some hurdle before jumping to public cloud strategies.
Nearly 39 percent of respondents stated having five or more virtual server pools while high percentage (43 percent) report they ran three or more hypervisor technologies. In addition, 79 percent of respondents support moving mission-critical applications to public clouds in the next two years. Almost 58 percent companies are already running cloud based apps in public clouds.
Interestingly, 72 percent of CIOs agreed that cloud technologies will benefit in cost reduction and simplification of IT process. Further, 71 percent of respondents said that public cloud services would meet IT requirements of performance, security and availability.
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