A recent survey of cloud computing trends found more companies view cloud computing as a business-improving technology.

The 2010 FastView Survey, which consisted of interviews with more than 400 U.S. IT leaders, discovered nearly 60 percent of respondents said they consider the cloud to enable businesses, while fewer than 40 percent say the technology has yet to, and may never, mature.

The 60 percent mark reached in this year’s survey is a substantial increase from 2009, when only 37 percent of respondents saw cloud computing as an enabler.

“Cloud computing is on the cusp of broad enterprise adoption,” said Sheryl Kingstone, research director at Yankee group and co-author of the report.

The report found “very large” enterprises are the fastest adopters of cloud computing, with many of them relying on a cloud integrator to help them transition to the the new technology.

The move to cloud computing has been a necessity for many companies, as most businesses are looking to reduce their expenses and become more efficient as a way of battling out of the recession. Through cloud services such as SaaS, companies of all sizes have traded in traditional desktop software for a pay-as-you-go system, which offers them increased mobility and scalability.ADNFCR-2553-ID-19914859-ADNFCR