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Business Objectives

Cost and continuity are the main forces behind cloud adoption

What business objectives are driving cloud adoption? Among larger organizations, the top goal is replacing on-premise legacy technology, while the No. 1 goal for smaller organizations is to enable business continuity, followed by lowering TCO. Among business decision-makers, expanding revenue opportunities and the ability to access real-time information are two top investment drivers. Asked what their employees want, the concensus among IT and business decision-makers was clear: better access to the data that helps them do their jobs. How do you compare?

1. What business objectives are driving cloud investments at your organization?

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1. What business objectives are driving cloud investments at your organization?


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Cloud investments continue to be influenced by cost considerations, but business continuity has also become a primary business driver. This underscores the growing importance of 24/7 operations in a digitally driven economy.

Top Business Goals Driving Cloud Investments

End-user needs

Moving beyond the management viewpoint, how do your end-users feel about the cloud at your company?

2. What’s driving end-user interest in cloud technologies at your organization?

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2. What’s driving end-user interest in cloud technologies at your organization?


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45%
65% of business decision-makers cite better collaboration as a key end-user benefit vs. 45% of IT decision-makers

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Source: Research data based on a 2015 online survey of 962 readers of IDG publications CIO, CSO, Computerworld, Network World, Info World and ITworld.