Cloud Tech looks to be a top priority for CIOs in 2013

In a recent Gartner report which surveyed over 2,000 CIOs on their technology priorities for 2013, cloud computing in the overall tech sphere came out as one of the top 10 priorities alongside software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS). The two priorities ahead of cloud computing in report were analytics and BI (business intelligence) and mobile technologies.

cloud seminar plymouth exeter stem groupLegacy modernisation was ranked at five, customer resource management in at seven, virtualisation was eighth and enterprise resource planning (ERP) apps also made the top 10. Increasing enterprise growth was the highest priority, with delivering operational results and reducing enterprise costs completing the top three.

There were plenty of business priorities cited in the top 10 which cloud can help businesses to achieve. These include increasing growth and reducing enterprise costs (mentioned above), as well as improving IT infrastructure (fifth), improving efficiency (seventh) and implementing analytics and big data (ninth).

What will your number one business priority be during 2013? If cloud is in your top ten, come along to one of our free seminars this February.