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Widespread Private and Public Cloud Adoption

Cisco released the final installment of the Cisco Connected World Report, an international study about the behavioral trends of workers in accessing information anywhere, with any device, and the ability of information technology (IT) professionals to address their needs. The latest results focus on data center, virtualization, and cloud computing trends , and evolving IT roles, in the context of increasingly mobile and distributed workforces. The study found that global IT professionals are creating new job opportunities by increasing collaboration among teams in the data center, and adopting new technologies such as virtualization and cloud computing . But they’re also struggling to maintain security and data governance as employees demand more offsite access to networks and information. Comparing Cloud Adoption Rates by Country For example, across the 13 countries in the global study, 52 percent of the IT professionals stated they use or plan to use cloud computing, while mu