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Percentage of cloud-using organizations that sign contracts after simply accepting vendor terms as presented.1
Percentage of growth (year on year) expected in digital content in 2012—for a total of 2.7 zettabytes.2
Percentage of businesses who cite either "improving business agility" or "increasing stability" as the reason they use cloud solutions. (28% cited "cost flexibility.")3
Q: How can IT establish itself as a strategic partner to the business?
A: “One of the first things IT has to do is report what it’s doing in business terms. The reason that’s difficult is that historically IT is fragmented in silos; everything is organized by cost centers, which represent how IT is produced, not how IT is consumed by the business. So you have to create a model that ties IT efforts back to specific business activities, such as an application or business service.”
—Keith Macbeath, senior principal consultant with HP Software Professional Services, in the Discover Performance blog
1 "2012 State of Cloud Computing Survey," Information Week, March 2012
2 "IDC Predictions 2012: Competing for 2020," IDC, Dec. 2011
3 "Competing in the Cloud: 8 Things to Watch in 2012," IDC, Dec. 2011
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