Counting on the Cloud: Why Migration is Not for the Birds

KPMG, the accounting giant, recently took the pulse of the market and learned that hearts apparently aren’t skipping a beat for cloud migration. The overriding emotion in The Cloud Takes Shape, the new KPMG survey, is ambivalence.

Among the sample — 650 companies and IT professionals in some 16 global markets – the cloud is, in a sense, a done deal. No surprise there: Forrester Research says the total hosted software market will reach $75 billion by 2014. Per KPMG, more than 50 percent are already hooked on the cloud, but 30+ percent are experiencing sticker shock and a similar percentage are having issues getting the darn thing to work.

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