A new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit and IBM found that 90 percent of more than 572 business and technology executives surveyed expect to have the cloud implemented at their building wtihin the next three years and 41 percent have "substantially implemented" the cloud.

“Although cloud is widely recognized as a technology game changer, its potential for driving business innovation remains virtually untapped," the report said. “Interestingly, while our research clearly reveals organizations intend to rely on cloud to enhance their business capabilities, only 38 percent cite cloud as a leading priority for the entire company. Rather, cloud is still viewed by many as an IT solution, with 62 percent citing cloud as a leading priority for their IT organizations.”

Joe McKendrick said on Forbes that even businesses that aren't mainly online can utilize cloud computing innovation, as "the doors of innovation and disruption are open to all types of businesses."

McKendrick said to expect to see a lot of new and interesting ideas come from cloud computing over the next few years. Businesses that are looking to innovate and improve efficiency throughout their operations may benefit from investing in a cloud computing solution.