A recent post in CloudTweaks asks “Has the Cloud Stepped out of Infancy?”
The answer is yes, according to a Luth Research survey. Well, in America, that is.
The American market is relatively mature, concentrating more on speed to innovation than cost savings (which is still the focus in the younger European market). Cost reduction is not even in the TOP THREE goals in the US.
And 98% of respondents say that cloud computing is EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS in delivering on its promise of saving money and speeding time-to-market
In fact, companies that have been benefitting from the cloud for at least four years are almost six times more likely to report that they are increasing cloud spending by more than 30% in 2013.