This IDC study is based on data from the IDC Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) Cloud Computing Survey, 2010. The survey was conducted in 12 countries: Australia, Korea, China, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and Taiwan.
"Survey results indicate that there is a clear, emerging preference for private versus public cloud, based on company size. Customers are turning to cloud for cost reduction, for the more efficient use of IT, and for the improvement of the business environment. Within the price-sensitive Asia/Pacific region, cost remains the largest driver of cloud services. Organizations, however, clearly see the possibly larger benefits of cloud services in increasing operational efficiencies, while improving business processes", says Chris Morris, research director, Cloud Technologies and Services, Practice Group, IDC Asia/Pacific.