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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Nearly 70% of respondents said they're "likely" or "highly likely" to comprehensively evaluate ROI for the anticipated lifespan of a cloud project-the rest of the crowd is less focused on financial return, perhaps because the technology is changing so rapidly and their cloud projects are still in the pilot stage. A bigger commitment to the cloud will demand more financial homework.
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.
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