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IT managers disagree on a definition of cloud computing, but they agree that it's either already in their budgets or soon will be. And they expect to share responsibility for cloud computing with application developers and business stakeholders.
Those were two of the conclusions that came out of a June survey by Applied Research - West, on enterprise adoption of cloud computing. The survey was sponsored by F5 Networks, a network access and interoperability vendor.
The survey found that 66 percent of 250 IT managers interviewed by telephone said they have dedicated budget funds for the cloud. In addition, 71 percent said they expect cloud computing budgets to grow over the next two years.
One conclusion from the survey is that cloud computing is gaining critical mass: 82 percent of the respondents said they are "in some stage of trial, implementation or use of public clouds," and 83 percent said the same for use of private clouds.
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