Re: When does 'preferred' become actual cloud use?
I agree it is good to lean towards skepticism when data is not fully disclosed. However, it is possible that IDC's survey group wanted to remain anonymous. I think IBM has the potential to become a major IaaS provider, through their flexible hardware architecture that's good for Cloud and things to come, for example, services in the internet of things. And besides hardware, their SaaS offering (GBS) also has the potential to capture a sizable market share because they have positioned themselves in the right place -- if this takes off then, I imagine it would be heavily focused on their infrastructure architecture.