Cloud technologies are reshaping expectations for IT pros and the business they manage. IDG Research Services, in conjunction with Microsoft, recently surveyed 55 IT pros who have deployed enterprise business applications to a public or hybrid cloud. All respondents are deeply involved in the purchase or implementation of third-party cloud solutions. This includes strategic planning, solution mapping and recommendation, and vendor selection. A wide array of industries was represented, from manufacturing and education to healthcare, professional services, government, and many more.
This report is designed to help IT pros learn from peers who are dealing with similar challenges and opportunities. Through it we share perspectives on how to use cloud computing to improve business performance and position for the future.