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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Silos are out, sharing is in: Integration with other enterprise apps is the single most important factor respondents take into account when selecting business technology for their organizations, with hardware and software cost the No. 2 factor; concerns about data loss, business continuity and customer privacy are in a near-tie for third place. What's not a consideration? Surprisingly, less than a third of all respondents said the cost of non-IT staff time to implement business technology comes into play.
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.