Firms are planning more cloud initiatives
A new survey finds that 60 percent of executives contacted for the survey said they plan to implement so-called cloud initiatives at their companies in the coming year.
The survey was commissioned by GlassHouse Technologies, an IT infrastructure consulting and services firm headquartered in Framingham.
A Globe story from earlier this year noted that "cloud computing" is a broad term that refers to services and software that run on computers that a company does not need to purchase or operate itself - the services and software are "out there," in the clouds. Essentially, it's a new form of outsourcing. Cloud computing users pay only for the services they need - much the same way as home owners pay their water bills, which offers the ability to increase or decrease capacity as needed - and to hold down costs.