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Mid-Sized Companies Adopting Cloud To Battle Tough Economic Times

A new survey has revealed that mid-sized companies in the UK are turning towards cloud computing in order to grow in the tough economic times.

The survey, which was commissioned by Calyx, found top innovative technologies that would help mid-sized companies battle the on-going economic downturn.

According to the survey, which was conducted by Vanson Bourne, 72 percent of the 100 UK CIOs interviewed for the survey claimed that software-as-a-service technology is their best bet in the tough economic conditions.

Meanwhile, 60 percent of the respondents claimed that virtualisation was the key to transformation for midsized companies. Also, 53 percent of the CIOs cited cloud computing in general as their safest bet.

"The... good news is that UK CIOs clearly recognise the massive potential for innovations like managed services, cloud computing and BYO device strategies to change their organisations' capabilities," said Martin Mackay, chief executive (CEO) of Calyx reports CloudPro (opens in new tab).

"In particular, there is a refreshing lack of workplace cynicism over any previous corporate IT failures, a strong sign that change enabled by technology innovation is becoming embedded in the culture of our mid-range organisations." he added.

The survey also revealed that 31 percent of the midsized companies were already using cloud computing while 58 percent claimed that soon more than 50 percent of their operations will move to the cloud.

Ravi Mandalia

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