Our latest Pulse Survey was conducted in July and August 2017, and captured the views of 1,600 senior IT professionals. The results show IaaS adoption continued to grow in the three months following the previous survey, and how attitudes to IaaS are increasingly positive.
The rapid pace of change in attitudes to IaaS underlines how quickly it has become a key part of enterprise IT. Even in the past three months, adoption levels and positive attitudes toward IaaS have grown.
IaaS was originally seen as a way to reduce overall spend and shift budgets from capital expenditure to operating expenditure, and there is no doubt that it has done both. But it is striking how businesses have grown to appreciate the wider benefits of IaaS—from greater productivity to freeing staff from routine maintenance in order to work on more value-adding projects.
Now, with IaaS deployments becoming suitably mature, early adopters are beginning to see a whole new tier of benefits: they have become more able to disrupt the market and drive innovation. And with boards greenlighting more and more digital transformation projects, the near future is likely to see IaaS becoming an essential part of CIOs’ tech toolkits.
Yet even those with the most IaaS experience cannot afford to sit back: as the Pulse Survey shows, the pace of change is constant. Those that fall behind in their use of IaaS risk finding themselves lagging behind their rivals, too. New cloud tools are continually entering the market, offering those that adopt them the chance to put their businesses ahead of the competition once again.