New research from IDG shows that organizations are relying on cloud computing and recovery services to achieve positive business outcomes. Learn why it leaders are viewing the cloud as a strategic business driver.
The cloud services market continues to grow and mature. Research shows that the percentage of IT services provided by third parties, including outsourcers and cloud providers, is expected to climb 37 percent over the next three to five years.
The impact of the cloud — and delivery of technology as a service — is also having a profound impact on the role of the CIO. At the same time, as IT professionals become more knowledgeable and sophisticated about cloud capabilities, their expectations have changed.
Increasingly, IT leaders realize that a “one cloud fits all” approach no longer applies in today’s evolving cloud services world. As IT continues to play a more strategic role and IT initiatives become more closely aligned with the business, a cloud strategy must also align tightly with overall business goals.
Each cloud implementation requires a different strategy, depending on the organization’s business requirements and market demands, as well as performance, security, and availability requirements. For some IT leaders, the goal is to simplify IT, manage costs, and/or back up valuable data for security and safety. Others seek to enhance overall performance and ensure high availability without service interruption.