Cloud computing infrastructure services ‘becoming established’

February 4, 2011 Off By David
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A growing number of companies are set to make use of cloud computing infrastructure services in the next few years.

This is the opinion of a new report from IT analyst Gartner, which forecast the global enterprise software market will record revenue growth of 7.5 per cent in 2011 compared to last year.

Tom Eid, research vice president at Gartner, said: "The focus in the enterprise software industry is on upgrading of build-run-manage technologies to improve agility, establishing cloud computing infrastructure services and results-reporting transparency."

He added that the products and technologies likely to gain the most popularity with businesses in the next few years will be the ones that help with attracting and retaining customers, as well as improving collaboration and social networking abilities.

The study follows a recent report from the International Data Corporation, which predicted cloud computing is ready to move into the mainstream as a technological option in the next few years.