It's no secret that Microsoft and many other influentials in the technology industry believe in the power of the cloud. Well, now there's research to illustrate how the cloud is impacting businesses in a number of vertical industries.
Microsoft recently commissioned research with the objective of better understanding how IT decision makers are currently using or plan to adopt cloud-based technology solutions to grow revenue, launch new lines of business, hire staff and innovate.
The results were grouped into four vertical industries, including financial services, manufacturing, professional services, and retail and hospitality. Among IT decision makers surveyed:
The Microsoft News Center includes more on the overall research findings.