Cloud computing is fast becoming the norm in businesses all over the world, with three quarters of businesses set to invest in the technology over the coming two years.
This is according to the latest IBM global tech trends survey, which also found that 40 per cent of businesses questioned were yet to adopt cloud computing.
Virtual desktops were among the most popular cloud technologies, with 24 per cent of businesses planning to develop new applications in this area.
Cloud computing is flexible and scalable
“The top motivators for adopting cloud continue to revolve around the notion of doing more with less. Close to 60% of respondents cited flexibility and scalability as the top motivators for embracing cloud technology,” explained the report.
Although the report uncovered that there are still some concerns about security and privacy when operating in the cloud, the overwhelming leaning towards adopting the technology in the coming years indicates that the projected benefits outweigh any concerns.
The increase in mobile working is thought to be a major driver in the adoption of cloud computing, with over half seeing the investment as part of its wider mobile strategy. This has increased in relevance in light of the fact that so may more people are working away from the office and relying on mobile technology to stay connected.