In addition, enterprises report moving mission-critical workloads to the cloud improves business operations – 88 percent say it improves responsiveness to business needs, 65 per cent say it improves overall operations.
‘Last year, the news was that cloud was being used for mission-critical workloads, now enterprises are using it to transform how they achieve that mission,’ said Ryan Shuttleworth, cloud chief technology officer for Verizon Enterprise Solutions. ‘Companies are using cloud technologies to create new customer experiences, reengineer their business processes, find new opportunities to grow and manage risk and compliance measures.’
The State of the Market: Enterprise Cloud report is Verizon’s third annual report providing original data and analysis of cloud usage within the enterprise, and its impact on the IT organisation and business at large. It is the only report combining internal data from one of the industry’s most experienced cloud services providers with data and insight from third-party analyst and research firms. It presents both a snapshot of current cloud trends, along with analysis and predictions on the future of cloud in the enterprise.
The full report is available for download at www.verizonenterprise.com/cloudreport2016
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