Cloud Computing: Cloud has come of age

Cloud Computing: Cloud has come of age
A consequence of the changes is a rethink for IT departments as they reconsider their role in a cloud world.

Irish organisations are taking a pragmatic approach to the cloud and starting to figure out how and where it can benefit their businesses. Ian Campbell reports.

After all the puff and bluster, the exaggerated claims about cost savings and the oversimplified pitch about turning IT into a utility service, a clearer picture is starting to emerge about how the cloud can work for Irish businesses. Firstly, we know that more of them are actively using it. The most recent IDC survey of IT in Ireland shows that the number of companies using private clouds has risen from 34 to 40 per cent in a year.

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