Business Cloud Advisor
The Apparent ‘Cloud Security Paradox’
It is all about security, isn’t it? Take every other customer survey and ‘security’ bubbles up at the very top of most respondents’ concerns. One of the latest data points I can share is part of an IDC cloud study in which security was cited as an important concern.
Cloud is Going Mainstream, But…Which Cloud?
The numbers are in. According to a 2016 IDC study – spanning over 6,100 organizations and 31 countries – the ‘second wave of cloud adoption’ continues to advance with almost 68% of organizations using some form of cloud. Private cloud deployments remain an essential part of the mix: 54% of organizations surveyed are in fact adopting […]
New IDC Study: Cloud Grows, But Few Are Maximizing Value
Learn about the new IDC InfoBrief, sponsored by Cisco, Cloud Going Mainstream. All Are Trying, Some Are Benefiting; Few Are Maximizing Value.
Hybrid Cloud Is Growing … But Requires Workload Portability, Security, and Policy Enablement
The variety of interpretations about what hybrid cloud is, should be or could be continues to evolve …. This is why for quite some time whenever hybrid cloud comes up I have tried to discuss hybrid cloud in very practical terms. The most popular interpretations of hybrid cloud typically fall across the following main categories: Some organizations […]
Cloud Strategic Choices: Keep Your Options Open
Just as we are beginning to think that the latest cloud news may have become quite predictable, you run into an article that causes you to pause: “Dropbox moves 90% of its data off Amazon AWS in favor of its own private cloud” What I found interesting about the article, as it relates to what […]
It All Begins with a Single Step
Cloud has become a strategic component to business strategy for a wide range of businesses because it can deliver a comprehensive set of workloads as automated services. Additionally, it allows organizations to reach new customers, stay ahead of the competition and transform the way they deliver resources to line of business and application teams. But […]
Cloud Adoption Today: A View of Cloud Maturity for IT Organizations
By Robert Mahowald, IDC Program Vice President, SaaS and Cloud Services We recently surveyed more than 3,450 executive-level IT decisionmakers in 17 countries to find out their future plans and current state of cloud adoption. What we discovered is pretty remarkable. According to IDC’s CloudView Survey, 57% of organizations are already using or planning to […]