Cloud Computing Dominates IT Priority List for 2011, Unisys Polls Show

Investing in cloud computing - primarily private clouds - is a top priority for IT organizations for 2011, according to polls conducted by Unisys.

A recent Unisys poll which was completed on January 24 found that 44% felt that 44% of the people responding expect to make cloud computing their top IT investment priority in 2011. By contrast, 24% named support for mobile/end user devices as their primary IT investment focus.

In addition, 17% of respondents cited cybersecurity as their top IT investment priority for 2011, while 15% said cost-cutting would be their top priority in the new year.

An earlier poll in December 2010, which drew 88 responses, asked about intentions to implement cloud computing. Eighty percent of the respondents said their organization was planning some kind of cloud, with 45%- the largest group - citing a private cloud. Fifteen percent said their company was focusing on a public cloud. Another 21% cited an emphasis on a hybrid cloud approach.

The online polls were conducted on the website.

"These poll results are further evidence that organizations are no longer debating whether cloud computing makes sense for their organization. They are now deciding how to get started and what type of cloud best fits their initial strategy," said Sam Gross, vice president, Global IT Outsourcing Solutions, Unisys.

For more information, visit the Unisys website.