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In 2013, there was increasing demand for cloud computing, with enterprise after enterprise committing to a rapid and vigorous redeployment of resources toward cloud-based solutions. Gigaom Research conducted surveys of both mainstream and leading-edge users in the second quarter of 2014 and results suggest that another wave of cloud technology investment is anticipated over the next 1-2 years. In Gigaom's analysis of the survey, there were evident key drivers and inhibitors for cloud adoption, as well as workload migration patterns. Tech buyers surveyed reported the following: Cost is a top driver identified by both mainstream and leading-edge users - 50 percent and 56 percent respectively. Scalability and then business agility are most often cited as the second and third drivers. Security and privacy are the top two inhibitors to change for both groups, with securi... (more)