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Four Indicators That CIOs Are Ready to Embrace Enterprise Cloud Computing

Abiquo, the leading enterprise Cloud management software provider, is seeing a clear, emerging trend that CIOs and senior IT professionals in Global 2000 firms are ready to embrace private or enterprise Cloud Computing strategically. Here are four key indicators:

1) Cloud Computing was selected as one of the highest priorities for spending within the next 6-18 months according to a survey conducted by CIOsynergy this month.

2) Gartner Cloud Services Report 2009-2014 says one of the biggest changes in the last year is CIOs interest in adopting Cloud Computing strategically.

3) The U.S. federal government’s CIO office, led by Federal CIO Vivek Kundra, has established a new joint authorization board for Cloud Computing.

4) Next year promises to be a big one for private Cloud adoption, according to a 2010 IDC APEF client survey, where savvy CIOs will use the Cloud as an extension of their sourcing strategies and have a mix of public and private Clouds under the enterprise portfolio.

“One notable change versus one year ago in the Cloud Services Report is that CIOs and progressive IT leaders are embracing Cloud strategically,” said Gartner senior analyst Ben Pring. “The key next step is for companies to create an enterprise roadmap that outlines how they plan to leverage Cloud services.”

To help CIOs successfully adopt Cloud Computing across their global enterprises and resolve virtualization 1.0 issues, Abiquo’s CEO Pete Malcolm is presenting Enterprise Cloud Management Best Practices at two upcoming CIOsynergy events. The first CIOsynergy event will take place in Atlanta’s Downtown Marriott from 12:00 – 6:00pm EDT on Oct. 21, 2010. The second CIOsynergy event will take place in San Francisco from 12:00 – 6:00pm PST on Dec. 8, 2010.

For more information or to register for a CIOsynergy event, go to

“We are clearly seeing an upswing in interest in private Cloud adoption,” said Pete Malcolm, Abiquo CEO. “But, CIOs still need a partner like Abiquo to help them successfully implement an integrated enterprise Cloud management solution that will work across their global enterprise, which is why we believe the CIOsynergy networking and learning forums are ideal next steps for any CIO who is ready to embrace enterprise Cloud Computing.”

“Given the high interest in Cloud Computing this year, we are pleased to have Abiquo present enterprise Cloud management best practices at our CIOsynergy events,” said Nepal Patel of CIOsynergy. "Global CIOs and IT professionals come to our CIOsynergy events for just this type of thought leadership insight.”

Published Monday, September 27, 2010 5:24 PM by David Marshall
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