An overwhelming majority of companies in a recent survey said that they are pursuing a cloud adoption strategy with the primary goals of improving IT efficiencies and reducing costs.

According to a Dimensional Research survey, 92 percent of those surveyed said that cloud—be it private, third-party private, public or hybrid models—is a strategic initiative going forward in order to help their businesses run more effectively from an operational standpoint. That’s not to say that they haven’t embraced the cloud already. More than one third of those surveyed have a quarter or more of all services in that model.

Interestingly, a full 72 percent of respondents indicated that tracking cloud usage and costs is extremely or very important to their IT function. Respondents’ top features on that wish-list include: Improve IT forecasting (57 percent), expand on-demand/self-service access to the cloud (34 percent), and the ability to better match allocation vs. utilization (30 percent).

Star2Star’s scalable cloud communications platform offers flexible functionality and a variety of service options, allowing companies to use the communications features they need without having to pay for those they don’t. Executives have different communications needs than secretaries, and secretaries have different communications needs than the sales force. Star2Star’s system can provide different telephones with different capabilities so every employee has the tools needed to get their job done efficiently and cost-effectively.

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