Whilst the possible cost savings are a major factor in a company's decision to move to the cloud, the ability of employees to work from anywhere is actually the number one reason.
Research conducted by YouGov for IBM has found that greater mobility and flexibility was the main reason behind two-in-five (39 per cent) businesses migrating to the cloud, whilst cost efficiencies were the key issue for a third of firms.
The poll also found that two-thirds (67 per cent) of the companies surveyed had either implemented cloud services or plan to do so in the future, as enterprises make strides towards meeting IBM's prediction of one trillion cloud-ready devices by 2015.
As TalkTalk Business's Andy Lockwood mentioned in a recent white paper, "as end users become more comfortable with the idea of relocating their equipment and services off-site, we will see a continued migration".
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