This IDC Energy Insights report reveals the major findings of a recent cloud computing survey. The survey sought to improve understanding of the nature of current cloud environments, preferences for delivery models (private, public, and hybrid), future plans for cloud deployments, workloads and business processes suitable for cloud, and preferences for specific cloud services (cloud software/software as a service, platform as a service, and infrastructure as a service). The results specifically focus on Central and Eastern European utilities providers and extrapolate findings for the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Russia.
"The cloud computing model goes well beyond prior online delivery approaches, making offerings dramatically easier and generally cheaper to consume. Central and Eastern European utilities realize the competitive advantages they could gain from leveraging the cloud. At the same time, they remain very conservative regarding its adoption, and the shares of their IT budgets dedicated to cloud computing remain small." – Senior Research Analyst Milan Kalal, IDC Energy Insights, CEMA