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2016 IDG Cloud Computing Survey

The 2016 IDG cloud research brings to light the powerhouse that cloud computing has become. While traditional cloud models such as SaaS, PaaS and IaaS continue to be staples in organization’s IT environment, businesses are focusing their resources to learn about more recent cloud technologies and find the best fit for hosting their applications – 56% of organizations are still identifying IT operations that are candidates for cloud hosting. IDG’s 2016 Cloud Computing survey dives deep into the research to find out how organizations are integrating cloud and future adoption.

Key findings include:

  • Cloud technology is becoming a staple to organization’s infrastructure as 70% have at least one application in the cloud. (Click to Tweet)
  • This is not the end as 56% of organizations are still identifying IT operations that are candidates for cloud hosting. (Click to Tweet)
  • On average, organizations will invest $1.62 million in cloud computing, with enterprise organizations leading the spending. (Click to Tweet)
  • Organizations are currently using both traditional and emerging cloud models, including Storage-as-a-Service, Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service and Database-as-a-Service. (Click to Tweet)
  • Lowering total cost of ownership, replacing on-premise legacy technology and enabling business continuity are the top business goals driving cloud investments. (Click to Tweet)
  • Within the next three years, organizations have the largest plans to move data storage/data management (43%) and business/data analytics (43%) to the cloud. (Click to Tweet)
  • To ensure cloud technology investments are used to their fullest extent, enterprise organizations have added new roles and functions to their business including cloud architects/engineers, cloud systems administrators and security architects/engineers. (Click to Tweet)
  • Concerns about the security of cloud solutions remains a barrier to implementation, although the concern has decrease from 2014, and worry about public cloud security maintenance is becoming less extreme. (Click to Tweet)

IDG’s 2016 Cloud Computing Survey was conducted online among the audiences of IDG brands (CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld, ITworld and Network World). Results are based on 925 qualified respondents.

For more information on this study, view the excerpt below. To request a meeting with an IDG sales executive to walk through the full study, please complete the form below.

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