What's the State of Cloud Adoption in North America?What's the State of Cloud Adoption in North America?
A new survey of 1,080 IT professionals conducted by cloud services company Evolve IP indicated the cloud has "gained corporate alignment, increased real business benefits and has near ubiquitous adoption." Here are the details.
February 24, 2016
A new survey of 1,080 IT professionals conducted by cloud services company Evolve IP indicated the cloud has “gained corporate alignment, increased real business benefits and has near ubiquitous adoption.”
Evolve IP’s “2016 North American Cloud Adoption Survey” revealed 86 percent of respondents said they believe cloud computing represents “the future model of IT.”
In addition, the survey showed:
91 percent of respondents said they have deployed at least one service in the cloud.
On average, organizations have 4.9 services in the cloud, and nearly 75 percent of respondents said they plan to leverage new or additional cloud services in the next three years.
53 percent of organizations have deployed a cloud solution on their own. And of those attempting to move to the cloud by themselves, about 50 percent said they would outsource the deployment if they could start the process over again.
50 percent said they believe that when facing hardware malfunctions, environmental disasters and malicious attacks, their organization’s data is safer in a private cloud.
About one third of all departments have their own cloud solution in place, and IT was only consulted on 50 percent of the projects.
“This year’s survey … shows continued momentum for the deployment of cloud services,” Evolve IP President Guy Fardone said in a prepared statement. “There is finally alignment between executives and IT managers about the value of the cloud.”
Many organizations could adopt cloud services over the next few years, which could offer numerous growth opportunities for managed service providers (MSPs) as well.
For instance, a recent survey of more than 3,600 enterprise executives conducted by Cisco Systems (CSCO) and International Data Corp (IDC) indicated that 53 percent of companies expect cloud to drive increased revenue over the next two years.
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