Get On Board the Cloud: The Future of IT Is Upon Us

September 30, 2014
Don Schuett

These days, it’s hardly innovative to embrace the cloud. Unlike a few years ago when the technology first started seeing widespread use, today, businesses are using the cloud in a variety of ways. It’s nearly a forgone conclusion that businesses should be using the cloud.

Even so, some large businesses are still lagging behind in terms of cloud adoption, whether because of concerns about security, cost, or difficulties in convincing senior executives that the cloud is worthwhile. For the most part, however, cloud adoption today is fairly widespread. In case you needed any more convincing, though, a new report from Evolve IP presents some very convincing numbers related to adoption of the cloud.

Here are some of the most telling facts from Evolve IP’s new report, via CIO Insight:

  • Nearly nine out of ten survey respondents believe that cloud computing is the future of IT, and 67% describe themselves as “cloud believers”
  • 81% of respondents have deployed at least one cloud service, with an average of 2.7 cloud services among all respondents
  • 58% say their staff is capable of implementing a cloud strategy internally
  • 53% say security remains a top concern about cloud deployment and 36% say privacy is their top concern with cloud deployment
  • 54% of respondents expect their budgets to increase in 2015

Perhaps the most staggering aspect of this report is what Evolve IP calls the “near-universal” level of enthusiasm for the cloud. Even though some employees in IT are seeing slower cloud adoption than others, across the board, support for the cloud is about as high as it’s ever been.

We’re very excited to see these survey results, and our experience has been very much the same. There are so many unique use cases for the cloud, and so many benefits that come along with it, that IT departments not yet embracing the cloud are far outnumbered by those who are.

With near-universal adoption and a number of business benefits that go along with operating on the cloud, if you’re not already on board the cloud, now is the time to start. For more information about how the cloud can help grow your business, please reach out to us via the contact page of our site, or by Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

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