As more and more applications are made available on cloud, many growing businesses are migrating applications and workloads to the cloud environment and enjoying the benefits of lower costs, better collaboration, enhanced flexibility, greater integration.

According to 5th annual Future of Cloud Computing survey conducted by North Bridge in collaboration with Wikibon, interviewing 952 companies across 38 different nations:

  • IT is moving significant processing to the cloud in following aspects

Motivations for businesses moving to the cloud in 2016

A survey study released by Rackspace and conducted by Vanson Bourne, which polled 500 UK IT and business decision makers, found 3 popular reasons for migration:

  • Reducing IT costs (61% of respondents)
  • Resilience and disaster recovery (50%)
  • Security (38%)

Cloud adoption among SMEs on the increase

A 2014 report from Emergent Research and Intuit Inc. study predicts that the percentage of U.S. Small businesses who have fully adapted to cloud computing, will increase from 37 percent and will more than double to 80 percent by 2020.

Service Providers, remain top priority

The same survey of Rackspace which polled 500 UK IT and business decision makers also reveals that,

  • Companies using a third party supplier had fewer security concerns than those who moved business critical data over to the cloud, alone.

Importance of selecting the right migration partner

New research into ‘Cloud adoption trends in the UK public sector’ from Cloud Services Provider Outsourcery and the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) shows commonly, the public sector has concerns regarding

  • Complexity of migration (44%)
  • Data sovereignty (41%)
  • Contractual problems or queries (15%)

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