Abiquo, the leading enterprise Cloud management software provider, is seeing a clear, emerging trend that CIOs and senior IT professionals in Global 2000 firms are ready to embrace private or enterprise Cloud Computing strategically. Here are four key indicators:

  1. Cloud Computing was selected as one of the highest priorities for spending within the next 6-18 months according to a survey conducted by CIOsynergy this month.
  2. Gartner Cloud Services Report 2009-2014 says one of the biggest changes in the last year is CIOs interest in adopting Cloud Computing strategically.
  3. The U.S. federal government’s CIO office, led by Federal CIO Vivek Kundra, has established a new joint authorization board for Cloud Computing.
  4. Next year promises to be a big one for private Cloud adoption, according to a 2010 IDC APEF client survey, where savvy CIOs will use the Cloud as an extension of their sourcing strategies and have a mix of public and private Clouds under the enterprise portfolio.

“One notable change versus one year ago in the Cloud Services Report is that CIOs and progressive IT leaders are embracing Cloud strategically,” said Gartner senior analyst Ben Pring. “The key next step is for companies to create an enterprise roadmap that outlines how they plan to leverage Cloud services.”