Clutch Cloud Computing Survey Says
New data from B2B research firm Clutch shows that cloud computing has reached industry maturity, based on continued aggressive adoption levels, fully developed technology and widely acknowledged business drivers.
All indications suggest that IaaS and SaaS – at least those provided by enterprise-class cloud providers — will continue to become part of the Infrastructure & Operations (I&O) strategy for most companies.
At Belston we firmly believe that SMBs must incorporate a Cloud-first strategy as part of their I&O.
To achieve I.T. agility and competitiveness in the market, SMBs must outsource all commodity I&O, freeing up internal resources from maintenance and “keeping the lights on” to focusing on innovation and resource allocation in areas that are truly unique and core to their business.
Cloud is a perfect example of effective outsourcing of I&O for SMBs.
As an advocate for reducing these costs and an expert is efficiently transforming SMB IT strategies, Belston believes that the Cloud is the best place to start. The growth statistics confirm what we know: a Cloud-first strategy generates immediate ROI and establishes a clear runway for long-term value.
A recent Storage Letter article outlines some of Clutch’s compelling stats and facts that underscore the efficacy of Cloud strategy:
- In 2016 90% of US enterprises will increase or maintain their annual Cloud Computing spend, with the majority planning an increase of as much as 50%
- Out of 300 IT professionals using full-service cloud computing, surveyed by Clutch, 47% named increased efficiency as its main benefit.
- Belston Technologies partners Microsoft Azure (23%) and Amazon Web Services (22%) topped the cloud services used among the 300 enterprises surveyed.
- Top priorities for enterprise cloud usage: file storage (70%), backup and data recovery (DR) (62%), application deployment (51%), application development and testing (46%)
Visit Belston’s Cloud Services site to learn more about Cloud Computing.