In a new research report "Three Key Trends Shaping Cloud Computing" we examine both the drivers as well as the barriers to cloud computing adoption. Several recent cyber security incidents spotlighted Cloud Computing vulnerabilities, generating questions about the durability of the overall adoption trend for the Cloud. The focus of the report is on the current intersection of cloud strategies of LOB users, central IT and cloud vendors and how pragmatic economic and technological factors are shaping their decisions with regard to Cloud adoption. We expect the pace of adoption for cloud computing to accelerate. The recent shift from confrontation to collaboration between central IT and the cloud providers, signals a removal of a significant road-block to cloud adoption. The focus of internal IT on virtualization first has now come into question as more users are looking at pursuing both mega-trends but not at the same speed and not for the same portions of their applications portfolio. The challenges posed by cloud security and management issues are serious, but are not the insurmountable barriers to broader adoption of cloud computing. Both the cloud as well as virtualization are driving a redefinition of the requirements landscape for security and management tools. This disruption creates a growth opportunity for cloud start-ups and a challenge for incumbent vendors of software and security tools such as CA, BMC, HPQ and IBM. We expect the re-acceleration in this space to benefit RAX, AMZN, CRM, CNQR, TLEO, KNXA, as well as the cybersecurity vendor group. This report is a must read for anyone interested in gaining an in-depth insight of the current business and technical trends that are shaping the opportunity for cloud computing.