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.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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