Highlights of exclusive InformationWeek Analytics research as it appears in "Cloud ROI: Calculating Costs, Benefits, Returns," our report and visual case study evaluating the fiscal consideration companies apply before tapping into the public cloud.
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The vast majority of respondents said IT is involved in their companies' cloud initiatives. Yet while 94% of IT pros believe the business side solicits their participation in cloud projects, only 79% of business respondents concur -- the business folks are more than three times as likely as IT to say IT is uninvolved in cloud programs. Does this mean vendors are bypassing IT and dealing directly with individual business units, putting security, compliance and management at risk?
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.