Cloud computing has become such a vital tool to many businesspeople that, in some cases, they are prepared to go against company guidelines by using it.
New research by the International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that in Australia and New Zealand, one in five executives are happy to use the cloud, even when it has not been authorised by their IT boss.
The body went on to note that there is "little doubt" many firms will move applications to the cloud in the future, but that is not to say it is currently at the top of everybody's agenda. In such cases, it seems workers could be taking matters into their own hands.
They might be considered to be ahead of their businesses, with Sachin Choughule, director of Indian computer-aided design specialist DesignTech Systems, using a recent piece for IT News Online to describe the cloud as the next big thing in the technology market.
Posted by Victoria Browne