Businesses to make better cloud decisions in 2013

Wednesday 12 December 2012

Cloud computing

Next year will see businesses make more educated decisions about the functions they outsource to the cloud, it has been claimed.

According to Forrester Research, 2013 will be the year when people finally stop saying that everything is heading to the cloud.

The analyst said companies will "get real" about what fits, and what does not so easily.

"We now have enough understanding about what makes cloud platforms different from traditional virtual infrastructures and traditional hosting environments," it stated.

And as such, companies can make "architecturally sound decisions" about which applications to move to the cloud.

Discussions about where and when to use cloud computing should be ongoing within all organisations, Forrester Research suggested.

"Be sure to involve your developers who have actual hands-on experience with these platforms - they should be your guide," the firm advised.

Last week, IDC claimed that cloud computing users are developing a greater understanding of the benefits of the IT service delivery mode.

The firm said increased knowledge among buyers has pushed cloud services during 2012, leading to increased adoption levels.

Posted by Alex Boardman