Cloud computing innovation continues to grow across the country. Microsoft released the results of a survey this week that focused on the top 10 cloud-friendly cities: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and Detroit. More than 2,000 IT decision makers responded to questions about the ways they are using cloud computing. Highlights from the survey show cloud computing is helping create new business and new jobs. Especially in this down economy businesses are turning to cloud computing solutions to save money and work more efficiently.
Microsoft’s media and entertainment partners and customers are certainly among those that are using cloud computing in innovative and effective ways. One stellar example of an organization in Chicago that has embraced cloud computing is the Tribune Company. As a large company that is over 150 years old, the Tribune was faced with the challenge of keeping up with evolving technology and changing consumer needs. Powered by Windows Azure, the Tribune was able to more effectively share and deliver content. With the help of Microsoft and cloud computing, this traditional media company was able to transform into a thriving online interactive company. Read more on the Tribune in the case study or watch this video.
There are plenty more examples of Microsoft customers that are using cloud computing to cut costs, increase productivity and work more efficiently. Read more about the study and the top 10 cloud-friendly cities here.