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Cloud research says cutting costs is reason for adoption
Even though cloud computing does not always save you money, don't tell that to the attendees of the Cloud World Forum in London. Research performed there by business operations integrator Cordys stated that 26% of IT directors were using "reduced costs" as their reason for migrating to the cloud.
59% of responders also felt that cloud was a "pivotal issue for business," which is a very low number when you consider that the survey was taken at a forum based upon the growth and expansion of cloud as business model. And, as usual, the bulk of the IT directors are either "actively implementing" or "planning to implement" cloud services; only 17% had already migrated.
NetSuite to push cloud on financial bigwigs
In a match made in monetary heaven, business management Software as a Service (SaaS) vendor NetSuite and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) have teamed up to help financial execs understand and adopt cloud software.
The partnership will involve webinars, white papers and live events designed to promote cloud to prominent chief financial officers. Basically, rich people in charge of money will tell other rich people in charge of money why cloud computing, particularly NetSuite's brand of cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, is the tops.