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2012 IT Trends and Planning Assumptions

1. Midsize businesses will spend approximately $900 billion on IT in 2012.

2. Cloud applications represent significant share of growth, and are expected to hit 
mainstream market adoption in 2-5 years.

3. Cloud applications offer the most compelling TCO  for IT, with 25% - 90% cost 
reduction Vs. on-premise software deployments.

4. More than 40% of business units are buying cloud applications without the IT
department's knowledge, creating disparate systems.

5. Through 2016, integration will comprise 10% to 30% of the cost of all cloud efforts.

6. By 2014, 30% of midsize-to-large enterprise IT departments will become brokers 
for cloud services consumed by their companies.
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