State of the Cloud 2018 - Results from the 2018 Frost & Sullivan Cloud User Survey

State of the Cloud 2018 - Results from the 2018 Frost & Sullivan Cloud User Survey

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28-Nov-2018
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Research Code: 99E4-00-2E-00-00
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For businesses operating in 2018, the “cloud journey” has been superseded by the “digital transformation journey.” Rather than an end unto itself, the cloud is now recognized as a means to achieving the agility, speed to market, innovation, and value they need to compete in the digital economy. Cloud services provide a strong foundation to support their growth plans.

The Frost & Sullivan Cloud User Survey, conducted annually since 2010, tracks perceptions and behaviors related to business cloud decisions. By comparing the 2018 results to those of previous years, we can identify and explore shifts in thinking, and compare stated plans with actions.

The current survey was conducted via web in June 2018, garnering responses from 401 US-based IT decision-makers responsible for purchases of IT infrastructure, software, or services for their firms.

In this report, we review key findings from the 2018 Cloud User Survey related specifically to cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS).

The TOC for this report is as follows:

--About the Frost & Sullivan 2018 Cloud User Survey
--Cloud Adoption Continues to Grow
--Why Cloud? Strategic Business Drivers Gain Traction
--Cloud Restraints
--Choosing an IaaS Provider
--IaaS Costs: Poorly Understood and Managed
--Software as a Service (SaaS) Decisions: Business Units Hold Sway
--SaaS Decisions: Functionality, Security, and Ease of Use Drive Choice
--Cloud Challenges: Technology and Expertise Gaps Hinder Hybrid Deployments
--Cloud Challenges: IT Leaders Bear the Brunt of Inadequate Implementations
--The Last Word

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For businesses operating in 2018, the “cloud journey” has been superseded by the “digital transformation journey.” Rather than an end unto itself, the cloud is now recognized as a means to achieving the agility, speed to market, innovation, and value they need to compete in the digital economy. Cloud services provide a strong foundation to support their growth plans. The Frost & Sullivan Cloud User Survey, conducted annually since 2010, tracks perceptions and behaviors related to business cloud decisions. By comparing the 2018 results to those of previous years, we can identify and explore shifts in thinking, and compare stated plans with actions. The current survey was conducted via web in June 2018, garnering responses from 401 US-based IT decision-makers responsible for purchases of IT infrastructure, software, or services for their firms. In this report, we review key findings from the 2018 Cloud User Survey related specifically to cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS). The TOC for this report is as follows: --About the Frost & Sullivan 2018 Cloud User Survey --Cloud Adoption Continues to Grow --Why Cloud? Strategic Business Drivers Gain Traction --Cloud Restraints --Choosing an IaaS Provider --IaaS Costs: Poorly Understood and Managed --Software as a Service (SaaS) Decisions: Business Units Hold Sway --SaaS Decisions: Functionality, Security, and Ease of Use Drive Choice --Cloud Challenges: Technology and Expertise Gaps Hinder Hybrid Deployments --Cloud Challenges: IT Leaders Bear the Brunt of Inadequate Implementations --The Last Word
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Author Lynda Stadtmueller
Industries Information Technology
WIP Number 99E4-00-2E-00-00
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GPS Codes 99E4-C1,9455,9A3A