Earlier this week the analysis firm Gartner announced the publication of a new worldwide survey titled Cloud-Computing Budgets Are Growing and Shifting; Traditional IT Services Providers Must Prepare or Perish, sharing some interesting findings:
- Cloud computing services consumed from external service providers (ESPs) are estimated to be 10.2% of the spending on external IT services
- 39% of 484 respondents indicated that they allocated IT budget to cloud computing as a key initiative for their organization. 1/3 of the spending on cloud computing is a continuation from the previous budget year, 1/3 is incremental spending that is new to the budget, and 14% is spending that was diverted from a different budget category in the previous year.
- 46% of respondents indicated they planned to increase the use of cloud services from external providers
- 43% of respondents expects an increase in spending for private cloud implementations that are for internal or restricted use of the enterprise while only 32% of them expects the increase in spending for private clouds for external and/or public use
- Asia/Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and North America spent between 40 and 50% of the cloud budget on cloud services from ESP