The cloud is no longer just an enterprise technology trend. It is a fundamental part of any progressive IT strategy.
The primary challenge is no longer just security. Instead, the main focus is finding the right expertise— whether from internal talent or external partners—to help develop, refine, and deliver your cloud strategy.
Recently, a study was conducted to gather insights on the experiences of cloud adoption and offer fresh perspectives for senior IT decision-makers.
The study provides invaluable insight into the experiences and ambitions of senior IT professionals across six key areas:
1. Moving workloads reaps rewards.
In moving to the cloud, more than 50% of respondents reported improvements in application performance, application integration, choice of deployment models, and application governance and security. Among their chief migration challenges are ensuring business continuity, minimizing gaps in regulatory compliance, and maintaining visibility and control.
2. Modernizing data management allows for experimentation.
8 in 10 cloud-mature companies, for example, report a greater ability to experiment with different data models, and 77% say the same about generating better insights from data—a primary motivation for managing their data in the cloud.
3. Deployment yields competitive advantages.
More than 60% of executives report increased innovation levels since moving Dev/Test to the cloud, and more than half say the same about competitiveness. There’s also a marked improvement in release code speed, channel deployment, and developer speed.
4. Applications benefit from connection and extension.
More than 50% of respondents point to a greater ability to integrate cloud and on-premises applications, connect applications through integrated data streams, and add functionality and services to applications.
5. Cloud improves the ability to drive better insights.
More than 60% of the respondents report a greater ability to analyze most types of data, in addition to improved automation and visualization, based on machine learning. More than 50% also point to strong capabilities with non- relational data.
6. Modernized security maximizes confidence.
This contradicts the widespread perception that vulnerabilities are greater in the cloud, although data security is still perceived by firms as the greatest challenge they face in moving data management to the cloud. Security, loss of business continuity, a lack of control, and potential gaps in regulatory compliance are among executives’ biggest worries about migration.
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