More and more companies are relying on “the cloud” for their IT operations, according to a survey by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), which is aiming to become a supplier of processors and chipsets to cloud-computing providers.
Cloud computing enables users to access software, store data, and use computer applications through a network instead of a single local computer.
The AMD study found that 42 percent of survey participants are now using cloud computing in at least part of their operations, and 60 percent of those are already experiencing business value from their use of the cloud. Of companies not already in the cloud, 32 percent say they’re actively investigating it. Only 3 percent of organizations in the survey said they had rejected cloud computing after looking into it.