Cloud computing has conquered the IT industry in Europe

The annual trend study “CIO Barometer 2012” shows CSC: Seven out of ten IT decision makers see the world cloud computing become the most important of tasks on their part. By comparison, in 2011 still change and development processes led the agenda in the IT departments. Cloud computing was mentioned by only one out of four experts.

The annual trend study “CIO Barometer 2012” shows CSC: Seven out of ten IT decision makers see the world cloud computing become the most important of tasks on their part.

America still is a pioneer in the cloud initiatives. 81 percent of surveyed US experts evaluate such concepts as the main topic. In Europe this is already 60 percent in favor. So the provision of IT services specialist provider on the Internet – – Here, the understanding of cloud computing transforms dramatically. IT professionals in the enterprise no longer understand the cloud increasingly as mere outsourcing variant but as a source of new solutions in information technology.

“Managed security offerings in the cloud are a clear example of how cloud computing IT departments has new ways to deal with future challenges,” said Gerhard Fercho, CEO of CSC in Germany. “Given a sharp rise in case numbers in the computer crime on the Internet, cloud experts work closely with the scientific community to develop the best possible new safety standards. To this end, CSC has opened a new Cyber ​​Security Demonstration Center in Berlin, for example, this year. Together with the renowned Fraunhofer Institute and industry partners are working here on cloud solutions that ensure a new level of safety in security.

Innovation through Cloud 

Besides cloud projects are in the IT decision-makers in the US and Europe, the acceleration of innovation processes (60 percent), business change and development processes (60 percent), and the involvement in strategic issues of the company (59 percent) in the center ,

Asked about the most important contribution of IT departments for the company’s success, the IT decision-makers emphasize its role as a source of ideas for new developments. 65 percent said to be the use of new technologies for the value of the company’s significant driver.

About CIO Barometer 2012

The CIO Barometer has been conducted this year for the fourth time. TNS Sofres interviewed for the latest edition of the Trend Study 332 CIOs, IT directors and IT managers from companies in Europe (48 percent) and the US (52 percent). 74 percent of companies participating in the survey employ more than 1,000 employees.