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The need for speed

How faster cloud adoption drives better business outcomes

PRESSURE

FROM THE TOP

Faster cloud migration, faster business rewards – it’s been proven again and again.

No wonder, then, executives are pushing for increasingly aggressive timelines - they know the cloud’s benefits are waiting for them. They just need to get there as soon as possible.

A survey of global businesses, conducted by IDG Research and sponsored by the Accenture AWS Business Group, illustrated how time, and speed, is of the essence in cloud migration.

Still, any migration poses challenges. The experiences of cloud-first organizations offer valuable lessons to avoid getting sidetracked.

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OPTIMIZATION
CHALLENGES:
THE 6 R’s

Migrating to the cloud is a multi-step process and every company takes a unique path. Most (70%) organizations prefer to optimize existing applications for the cloud versus a “lift and shift” (36%) or re-platform (31%) approach. But many face difficulties in optimizing applications for cloud and unleashing new business value through new application development for cloud. Considering the 6 R’s can smooth the journey.

The Six Rs

Rehost
Retire
Repurchase
Rearchitect
Retain
Revisit

EXPERIENCE

MATTERS

Cloud-first organizations learn best practices to help smooth and accelerate the transition for those following in their footsteps.

For example, 90 percent of “fast adopters” indicated they used global systems integrators for cloud strategy to augment in-house expertise and speed migration.

Chris Wegmann

IMPRESSIVE

RESULTS

75% of cloud-first organizations and 50% of mass migrators say that within six months their cloud projects have resulted in increased speed to market to boost their competitive positions, compared to just 22% of steady migrators and 39% of cautious migrators.

ABOUT THE

RESEARCH

IDG
surveyed:

  • More than 350 executives.
  • Director or above.
  • Large enterprises in the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific.



Respondents identified their
organizations as:

  • Cautious migrators who act only as business needs dictate (22%).
  • Steady migrators who are moving or planning to move some applications to the cloud (39%).
  • Mass migrators who are seeking to move most, if not all, applications (24%).
  • All-in migrators who opt for a “born-in-the cloud” strategy and plan to deploy everything in the cloud first (16%).

 

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