According to a survey of 2,000 IT professionals worldwide, cloud computing will “overtaking on-premise computing by 2015 as the primary way organizations acquire IT.” IBM developerWorks, conducted the 2010 IBM Tech Trends Survey in August and September 2010 and published the results in early October.

As the following chart illustrates, more than 65 percent expect that the cloud will likely, most likely, or definitely overtake on-premise computing as the way organizations acquire IT by 2015. The survey’s margin of error is +/- 2 percent.

For more results from the survey, including a look at mobile application development, check out the article, New developerWorks survey shows dominance of cloud computing and mobile application development, written by Michael O’Connell, developerWorks Editor-in-chief.