It is stunning to see how much corporate IT realities have changed in the last five years. Today, an increasing proportion of infrastructure is rented rather than purchased, sourced with OPEX funds from remote suppliers. Agility has become the watchword for new automation projects, and acceptable timeframes are no longer calibrated in months. End-users can source applications, infrastructure and other needed services from a wide variety of online resources. And workers are tethered to the corporate infrastructure by their smartphones and tablets, not by the cables attached to their desks.
Most of these changes are attributable in part or in whole to cloud computing. Cloud infrastructure provides the basis for OPEX-based, flexible-timeframe infrastructure rentals. SaaS providers are able to deploy new automation in hours rather than months. Mobility is not really a discrete initiative so much as it is a key attribute of ubiquitous infrastructure. And IT now competes for corporate IT influence and budgets – it is no longer the “final word” on IT/business solution strategies.
Spurred by these changes, Techaisle conducted a unique survey of SMBs. To better reflect the reality of distributed IT influence and authority, we surveyed roughly equal numbers of business decision makers (BDMs) and IT decision makers (ITDMs), asking both groups to provide a “360° perspective” on the critical IT/business trends within their organizations. Key findings from the cloud adoption research included:
. Techaisles report titled SMB and Mid-Market Cloud Computing Adoption Trend is offered for purchase for specific countries. As a minimum the report covers:
. Advantage &. Inhibitors of Cloud Adoption: Why's Cloud Being Utilized? Why Not Cloud?
. o Drilling down into small company and mid-market perceptions of Cloud advantage
. o The intramural divide: ITDM vs. BDM perceptions
. o Inhibitors: Why not make use of Cloud?
. o ITDM and BDM inhibitors
. IT or Business: Who's driving SMB Cloud adoption?
. Private, Public or Hybrid: What's in use and prepared to be made use of?
. o Adoption of hybrid
. o Aligning Cloud delivery with demands
. Current &. &. Planned Cloud Applications: Where's Cloud being deployed?
. o Understanding the entrance to brandnew platform and/or business specific capabilities
. o Trick Cloud applications and workloads by worker size
. o Vertical workloads becoming common. Duty of content publishing, CRM
. o Distinctions in small business and mid-market SaaS adoption patterns
. o Free vs. paid Cloud applications
. SMB Cloud Future: When'll Shadow use patterns alter–. How?
. o Conquering Cloud Adoption barriers
. o Tracing the trajectory SMB Cloud usage: Where are we heading from below?
. o Workload and application perspectives
. SMB Cloud Security Management
. o Roles and responsibilities in Cloud security management
. o Mid-market–. Management obligation is increasing
. Trick attributes of Successful SMB Cloud options
. o Assessing success: key Cloud solution elements
. o Distinction in needs throughout little and mid-market companies
. o BDM and ITDM perspectives
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