The survey found that 44% of IT decision-makers said they would be considering SaaS in 2014, although 61% of the 247 respondents said they would be deploying on-premise systems.
According to Forrester analyst James Staten, cloud technologies and services represent the fastest way for the business to reach new buyers and breathe new life into ageing applications. "In 2014, cloud leverage will be both traditional and disruptive as the business and IT put cloud to work,” he said.
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