A new survey shows 60% annual growth in cloud deployments by multinational corporations (MNC). This suggests clouds may be a better/more efficient model for IT than scattered data-centres custom-made by local IT guys.
- MNC’s uptake of cloud services increases by over 60 per cent in the last year
- Asia-Pacific is expressing the greatest interest in cloud, reporting 63 per cent uptake
- Trust in telecommunications providers as credible suppliers for cloud services has increased by 30 per cent since April 2010
- 75 per cent of MNCs see scalability of capacity as a key strategic benefit, with retailers and services companies placing most emphasis on its importance
As more applications are placed on servers and some are placed on cloud services, the kinds and complexity of PC devices will change too. There is less need for supercomputers on the desk if all the stuff is happening “out there” somewhere. Advantage: ARM, thin clients and Linux.