Organizations Shifting Cloud Strategies
60% of organizations run more than 30% of their IT systems in the cloud. Last year, only 45% of companies did so.
49% of large enterprises use the cloud for e-mail, compared to 59% of medium-sized ones.
46% of large enterprises take advantage of cloud computing to establish a Web presence, compared to 55% of medium ones.
48% of large enterprises turn to the cloud for collaboration tools, compared to 52% of medium ones.
53% of survey participants (business-side only) say the cloud has driven the IT department to build new policies and procedures, and 45% say it’s prompted changes in policies and procedures.
39% of those participants say cloud computing has resulted in the adoption of monitoring and management tools for IT.
37% say the cloud has inspired a restructuring of the IT department.
One in five respondents say cloud computing has reduced the number of IT staffers.
Integration with existing systems: 49%, Changes to IT policy: 40%, Learning curve: 39%, Costs exceeding estimates: 35%, Determining ROI: 30%
Security: 45%, Costs: 42%, Better offerings and features: 41%
Need to better control security: 60%, Failure to successful integrate cloud functions: 28%, Performance dissatisfaction: 22%, Reliability concerns: 22%, Lack of cloud skills: 18%