Posted on Dec 21, 2011 | Tags: | Comments (0)
These findings are perhaps unsurprising to many, with 70% of the CIOs questioned by independent research agency Vanson Bourne, saying that virtualisation and cloud-based technologies had the largest positive impact on their businesses in the last year, compared with only 13% who believed it was mobile technology.
In addition to this, the results from smaller firms with 1,000 to 3,000 employees provides an even greater gap, with 76% of CIOs saying that virtualisation and cloud-based technologies has had the biggest positive impact.
John Thornhill, CEO, BT Engage IT said: "The research shows that we're nearing the end of the hype for cloud and virtualisation. The industry has been talking about them for a number of years but companies are now using these technologies in earnest."
He also believes that the 'positive impacts' that CIOs are referring to could be a handful of things - cost savings, productivity gains or even improved levels of customer service.
These views are supported by EuroCloud vice-president Phil Wainewright who recently commented that one of the major benefits of using cloud-based technologies was the ability to pay only for what you use.