Cloud adoption is growing, catapulting it to the mainstream, according the 2016 IDG Enterprise Cloud Computing Survey. IDG is a leading media, data and marketing services company.
According to the survey, 70% of respondents have at least one application on the cloud, which is technology that enables access to data and applications from any device in any location. Of the companies surveyed, 56% said they are still identifying IT operations for cloud hosting.
Further, IDG said in a statement related to the survey, uptake was faster in the US with 75% of organizations adopting it, compared with 60% outside the US.
“Cloud computing stands out as a solution that can help accelerate technology initiatives and connect people and processes where there previously may have been barriers,” Brian Glynn, IDG Enterprise chief revenue officer said in the statement.
“We are at a time where companies are not asking if cloud should be used, but how,” he added.
Still, organizations remain circumspect in their adoption, “as they pay careful attention to where data will be stored, overall security concerns and vendor lock-in,” IDG said.
Considerations for cloud migration include sensitivity of the data, importance of the application to daily business operations, and cost of migration.
“Vendors play a role in helping organizations fully embrace cloud. With industry and federal regulations, organizations are looking for vendors that can meet their existing compliance standards. Private and public cloud vendors should also be prepared to help customers relay security benefits to other project stakeholders,” the statement read.
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