CIO.com: A new study from research firm IDC shows that IT executives have a strong preference for the private cloud. When asked whether they found the idea of a private cloud or a public cloud more appealing, 55 percent chose the private cloud, while only 23 percent chose the public cloud and 22 percent said the two were equal.
When asked what types of applications they'd like to run on a private cloud, collaboration and e-mail topped the list.
Despite the marked interest in private clouds, IDC doesn't believe the public cloud is going away anytime soon. They expect cloud revenue to exceed $55 billion by 2014.