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Global research into the growing adoption of cloud

Digital transformation is forcing organisations to re-evaluate their business models to capitalise on market disruptions. One of the central technology trends driving this change is cloud, now viewed a critical enabler for enterprise IT delivery.

When fully embraced, cloud helps companies be more agile, reduce costs, and fuel innovation. However, the best mix of private, public and hybrid cloud is different for every company. The key is defining an optimised cloud adoption strategy that works best for your organisation and can positively affect business outcomes.

Cloud strategies for better business outcomes

Collaborating with IDC and Cisco, we learned from organisations that are Cloud in Officeleading the way in cloud deployments. We surveyed more than 6100 organisations across 31 countries, and analysed their business outcomes and cloud environments, based on industry, company size, and geography.

Our resulting report - Cloud going mainstream: all are trying, some are benefiting; few are maximising value - examines the business benefits of greater cloud adoption and provides a detailed breakdown of the results of IDC’s recent worldwide CloudView Survey.

From our research, we find that that while cloud adoption is an expanding part of IT organisations’ strategies, and IT leaders are growing more sophisticated in how they think about cloud; relatively few organisations have truly advanced levels of cloud maturity.

According to the report:

  • nearly 68 percent of organisations are using cloud to help drive business outcomes, with increased cloud adoption being fuelled by cloud-native applications and growth of cloud-based IoT apps.
  • only 3 percent of the companies surveyed currently have an ‘optimised’ cloud’ Cloud Strategy Analyticsstrategy, but are the ones seeing the most significant business benefits.
  • 95 percent of those leading organisations with ‘optimised’ cloud strategies have built a hybrid IT environment that uses multiple private and public clouds based on economics, location and governance policies.

Complete the form with your details to download the report and find out how different organisations are adopting cloud, and what you can gain from cloud optimisation.

Receive your personalised cloud adoption summary

BT and Cisco are helping customers translate the findings of this study into personalised analysis and guidance. Our Cisco Business Cloud Advisor adoption survey in partnership with BT is a simple and quick online self-assessment tool that allows you to receive a personalised review of your cloud adoption along with benchmarking information and preliminary vendor agnostic guidance enabled by IDC.

Cloud going mainstream

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