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Budget Issues Are Biggest Driver for Cloud Services: IDC

These three benefits out-rank others, including “less in-house IT staff, costs” and “low monthly payments”

By Carol Ko, MIS Asia , 07/23/2009

The benefits commonly ascribed to the ‘cloud’ or on-demand model, in order or importance, are “easy/fast to deploy”, “pay only for what you use”, and “offers the latest functionality”, according to a recent IDC research.

These three benefits out-rank others, including “less in-house IT staff, costs” and “low monthly payments”, said Claus Mortensen, who cited the findings from the IDC Asia Pacific End-user Cloud Computing Survey released in January 2009.

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Ray DePena worked at IBM for over 12 years in various senior global roles in managed hosting sales, services sales, global marketing programs (business innovation), marketing management, partner management, and global business development.
His background includes software development, computer networking, systems engineering, and IT project management. He holds an MBA in Information Systems, Marketing, and International Business from New York University’s Stern School of Business, and a BBA in Computer Systems from the City University of New York at Baruch College.

Named one of the World's 30 Most Influential Cloud Computing Bloggers in 2009, Top 50 Bloggers on Cloud Computing in 2010, and Top 100 Bloggers on Cloud Computing in 2011, he is the Founder and Editor of Amazon.com Journal,Competitive Business Innovation Journal,and Salesforce.com Journal.

He currently serves as an Industry Advisor for the Higher Education Sector on a National Science Foundation Initiative on Computational Thinking. Born and raised in New York City, Mr. DePena now lives in northern California. He can be followed on:

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