Software Cloud Deployment Is Ready for Primetime

Software Cloud Deployment Is Ready for Primetime

Software Cloud Deployment Is Ready for PrimetimeSoftware Cloud Deployment Is Ready for Primetime

The elimination of on-site infrastructure creates an advantage in deploying software through the cloud, but finding staff with the skillset to accomplish this could be difficult.

Migration PlanMigration Plan

Three of five IT pros said their company is either already using the cloud to deploy software, or that it will do so within the next two years.

Big AssistBig Assist

58% said software deployment either could—or already does—make their job easier.

Lean MachineLean Machine

64% said the elimination of on-site infrastructure creates a major advantage in deploying software through the cloud, while 48% cite faster deployments.

Budget BoostBudget Boost

48% said the reduction of administration overall creates a significant advantage in deploying software through the cloud, while 36% cite lower costs.

Prime Inhibitors, Part IPrime Inhibitors, Part I

Among those at organizations which don’t use the cloud to deploy software, 26% said they don’t have staffers with the right skill set to do this, and 25% said there are concerns about not having enough control over “what software goes to what systems.”

Prime Inhibitors, Part IIPrime Inhibitors, Part II

Among those at companies which don’t use the cloud to deploy software, 22% said the cloud is too expensive and 20% said using the cloud for this would “saturate our internet connections.”

Safe PositionSafe Position

51% of survey respondents overall said the cloud does not pose a security risk.

Hesitant StanceHesitant Stance

37% said their company leverages the cloud for less than 10% of systems management, and 26% do so “never.”

Staying PutStaying Put

70% said their organization does not plan to use the cloud to migrate endpoints from Windows 7 and/or Windows 8 to Windows 10.

Mix and MatchMix and Match

70% said they currently deploy Windows updates on-premise, while 21% use a combination of a hybrid cloud/on-premise model to do so.

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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