IDC survey reveals three key drivers for enterprise cloud adoption

IDC survey reveals three key drivers for enterprise cloud adoption
Companies deploy cloud to improve agility, enhance security and standardise IT infrastructure

Rebecca Gibson |

IDC’s new CloudView Survey 2017 has revealed that there are three key drivers for enterprise cloud adoption: improving agility, enhancing security, and standardising IT infrastructure.

According to the survey, 40% of respondents consider themselves as cloud-first organisations. Meanwhile, multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments are becoming more prevalent, with 56% of users running more than one type of cloud deployment. In addition, 87% of cloud users have adopted some capabilities for a hybrid cloud strategy, a rise of 17% from 2016.

“When we look at the shift in IT spend over the next 12-24 months to more of a mix of multiple types of cloud deployments, we see each type of organisation take a different journey,” said Benjamin McGrath, senior research analyst of SaaS and Cloud Software. “The study gathers data on the journey to cloud and how it differs by vertical – and micro-vertical – by country, by company size, company age, and by job title. What industry-specific projects are moving to the cloud? What are end-users looking for from their vendors in each country? How will all that change over time?”

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