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More cloud, more business value

MORE THAN THREE-QUARTERS OF SURVEY RESPONDENTS ARE SEEING THREE OR MORE BUSINESS BENEFITS AS A RESULT OF PUBLIC CLOUD DEPLOYMENTS.

THE HIGHER THE BETTER

The cloud creates huge opportunities for businesses: data monetization, increased operational efficiency and business collaboration, and improved innovation.

A survey of global businesses, conducted by IDG Research and sponsored by Accenture, showed that heavy adopters of public cloud report multiple quantifiable benefits.

In addition, whereas the cloud used to raise security concerns, the opposite is now true. Improved security is one of the top-three drivers for cloud migration today, and nearly three in four trust that cloud-based data is secure.

HIGH CLOUD ADOPTERS ARE
WINNING ON MULTIPLE FRONTS

Benefits for firms with 50%+ of infrastructure and apps in the cloud vs. those with 30% or less:


Operating more efficiently than lower adopters



Using smarter data and making a profit



Higher levels of customer satisfaction than lower adopters

NEW GOALS, NEW DRIVERS

In 2016, 50+ percent of companies said security
was a significant barrier to adoption, a year later
the same number cite security as a reason
for adoption.

Other drivers for large businesses include
monetizing data, increasing revenues and
speed of innovation and time to market.

REACH FOR THE CLOUD

While companies making the journey to the cloud are seeing more benefits, there are still challenges – managing compliance, governance, and finding experienced talent. Even with confidence in security higher than ever, integrating data security remains the greatest challenge to public cloud deployment for 45 percent of organizations.

Companies are increasingly turning to ecosystem partners to help them source talent critical to successful Cloud deployment.

Companies are increasingly turning to ecosystem partners to help them source talent critical to successful Cloud deployment.

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