Cloud Enthusiasm Hits Near-Universal Levels

Cloud Enthusiasm Hits Near-Universal Levels

Fully CommittedFully Committed

Nearly nine of 10 survey respondents believe that cloud computing is the future of IT, and 67% describe themselves as “cloud believers.”

Migration StatusMigration Status

81% of respondents have deployed at least one cloud service, with an average of 2.7 cloud services among all respondents.

Next MovesNext Moves

Three-quarters plan to add new or additional cloud services within the next three years, with servers and data centers (34%), co-location and backup (22%), and phone systems (22%) leading the way.

Vote of ConfidenceVote of Confidence

58% say their staff is capable of implementing a cloud strategy independently, and 44% have done so internally.

Top Considerations in Selecting a Cloud Services ProviderTop Considerations in Selecting a Cloud Services Provider

Price: 71%, Security: 65%, Ease of management system use: 51%, Ease of migration: 49%, Availability SLA: 43%

Top Anticipated Benefits of the CloudTop Anticipated Benefits of the Cloud

Business continuity: 73%, Flexibility: 62%, Scalability: 61%, Lower TCO: 60%, Simplification: 38%

Sticking PointsSticking Points

53% say security remains a top concern about cloud deployment, and 36% say privacy is.

“No Worries”

Less than three of 10 say budgeting is a top concern about the cloud, as 54% expect their budgets to increase in 2015.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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