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    Business Leaders Starting to Exert More Cloud Control

    A new global survey of 460 business and IT leaders, conducted by the business and IT consulting firm Capgemini, finds that business leaders are now just as likely to be making the decision about what cloud services to use as IT.

    Reducing costs remains the primary motivation for moving to the cloud, but interestingly enough, the survey finds that reduced time to market and operation efficiency are not that far behind.

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    Click through for results from a cloud services survey conducted by Capgemini.

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    Whether this is a moment in time or permanent state of affairs remains to be seen.

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    Costs are still the primary concern.

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    Private clouds are preferred.

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    It’s about the economy.

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    This is becoming standard operating procedure.

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    Confidence in the cloud grows.

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    Comfort levels are rising as well.

    Mike Vizard
    Mike Vizard
    Michael Vizard is a seasoned IT journalist, with nearly 30 years of experience writing and editing about enterprise IT issues. He is a contributor to publications including Programmableweb, IT Business Edge, CIOinsight and UBM Tech. He formerly was editorial director for Ziff-Davis Enterprise, where he launched the company’s custom content division, and has also served as editor in chief for CRN and InfoWorld. He also has held editorial positions at PC Week, Computerworld and Digital Review.

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