Cloud computing is exciting to IT pros because the ability to reassign resources enables them to be more creative and focus on growth, a survey has revealed.
After cost savings and agility, this was the top benefit of the cloud computing model, according to half of over 500 IT pros polled by 360°IT.
A third said they were excited by the fact that cloud computing enabled them to use applications in the work environment that they were used to using at home.
Some 14% believed they will gain competitive advantage over non cloud adopters and only 9% said they were too worried about security risks to get excited by the cloud.
Instead of being wary of cloud computing, businesses should actively embrace its benefits, said Peter Hinssen, a technology trends expert who blogs for 360°IT.
Business should not be blocking this evolution, but instead showing users the way to the right applications in the cloud and how best to use them, he said.