August 14, 2012

CFOs See Value in Cloud Computing, Boosted by Open Source Platforms

Google logoFrom staffers in the IT organizations at many enterprises to departmental-level workers, cloud computing deployments are a hot topic. Businesses of all sizes are managing public and private cloud deployments and apps, and gaining efficiencies from them. But how does the average CFO feel about cloud computing? Do CFOs even understand the cloud? Google recently sponsored a study of 800 CFOs to find answers to these questions. Here are the details.

"We recently surveyed over 800 CFOs in the United States and Europe," says a post on the Google Enterprise Blog, "and we learned that almost 81% of our U.S. respondents say that they think completely implementing cloud technology would improve employee productivity, and 71% say it would reduce the time required to bring new products and services to market."

Clearly, CFOs are aware that cloud computing can make business processes more efficient, but these executives are in the business of saving money and optimizing business spending, so what do they think about the potential cost savings that cloud computing introduces? The post notes this:

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