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IDC Chief Analyst Predicts Cloud Computing Boom Despite Downturn

IDC chief analyst and senior vice president Frank Gens says cloud offerings will accelerate

IDC recently predicted that cloud computing would account for 9 or 10 percent of IT spending by 2012, up from the 4 percent allocated in 2008. "That's a conservative forecast made before the Dow tanked," Gens commented last week. "So that's going to accelerate cloud offerings from the big vendors," he added.

His comments, reported in a recent article, indicated that IDC sees many companies moving to the cloud.

They'll do so, Gens believes, even if that means circumventing the IT department to get what they need - so as to obtain business solutions as sales-force automation, productivity, and marketing campaign oftware.

Gens added:

"The more pure IT stuff - infrastructure, infrastructure software, application development - those are tech buyers, so there are fewer potential customers."

As IDC's Senior Vice President & Chief Analyst, he guides IDC's research into broad IT industry trends, particularly the strategic adoption of technology by Global 2000 businesses and the industries in which they compete.

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