Businesses Look to Cloud to Reduce Costs, Improve Efficiency
Reducing costs and looking for IT efficiencies continue to be the top benefits companies seek with their migration to the cloud.The vast majority of businesses are pursuing a cloud adoption strategy with the primary goals of improving IT efficiencies and reducing costs, according to a survey of 279 IT professionals by Cloud Cruiser and Dimensional Research. According to the survey findings, reducing costs and looking for IT efficiencies continue to be the top benefits companies seek with their migration to the cloud. Nearly three-quarters (72%) of respondents indicated that tracking cloud usage and costs is extremely or very important to their IT function, which applies to all cloud deployment models including private, third-party private, public and hybrid. "Perhaps the most surprising finding from the survey was the sizable disconnect between the importance respondents attribute to the ability to track cloud usage and costs and their ability to actually do so. Seventy-two percent of respondents rated the ability to track cloud usage and costs as extremely or very important, while only 45 percent of them rated their ability to do so as very good or excellent," Andrew Atkinson, senior director of product marketing at Cloud Cruiser, told eWEEK. "There is major opportunity for companies of all sizes to close this gap by working with vendors who specialize in this complex, emergent space."
The survey also indicated that the pace of cloud adoption continues to be swift as more than one-third of those surveyed have a quarter or more of all IT services in the cloud.