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Decision Time: Which Kind Of Cloud Buyer Is Your Customer?

Leading cloud services provider 2nd Watch conducted a survey in which 400 IT professionals weighed in on the decision-making process for adopting cloud technologies. Here's what the company found.

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Barriers to cloud adoption are breaking down at an astonishing pace.

"I think the conclusion here is people are moving much more quickly for the journey than they were a year ago. They're doing their testing, and a lot more of them are saying this works. We've done market feasibility, we've done the cost analysis, let's go. That was one big ah-hah for us," Gerber told CRN.

But lack of control and visibility remain barriers to adoption, according to 45 percent of respondents.

Growing complexity stemming from issues such as integration is the next greatest concern, one cited by 36 percent of respondents. The remaining 18 percent said the attractive pricing and service offerings of cloud providers mitigate any concerns.

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