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IT Leaders' Insights on the Cloud

What do IT leaders say about the cloud? What is the impact on their businesses? How does the cloud fit into their future plans? Find out by downloading this independent research study of 730 executives.

Your Cloud Priorities

There are many ways to approach a migration to the cloud—reflecting a wide range of business goals and starting points.
The report highlights six key areas that organizations can prioritize when considering their cloud strategy. Find out more below.

Move workloads to the cloud
Move Workloads to the Cloud

More than 70 percent of cloud-mature businesses are reaping benefits across the board from migrating workloads to the cloud.

Develop and deploy applications
Develop and Deploy Applications

Discover why 730 of your peers are finding that developing and testing applications in the cloud improves business innovation and competitiveness.

Connect and extend applications
Connect and Extend Applications

72 percent of cloud-mature businesses have enriched the functionality of their applications in the cloud. Discover the other business benefits that companies have gained in the cloud.

Business driven analytics and insights
Business-Driven Analytics and Insights

41 percent of cloud-mature organizations say that the ability to access information faster and more frequently is a prime motivator in conducting business analytics in the cloud. Learn what else your peers have discovered about how to improve data insights.

Modernize data management
Modernize Data Management

In the next 3 years, 9 out of 10 companies will have their data managed and stored in the cloud. See why your peers are making the move to the cloud—and the benefits they are already reaping.

Secure and manage hybrid cloud
A Platform for Security

Cloud-mature organizations are more likely to give their security capabilities high marks. Learn what executives think about the security benefits of the cloud.

About the Report

The survey and analysis was conducted by Longitude Research and sponsored by Oracle and Intel. Published at the end of 2017, the report provides insights from 730 C-suite and senior IT executives.

The respondents came from 13 countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Singapore, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States. They work for companies with annual revenues of US$1 billion or more. The following industries are represented: Energy, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Retail, Healthcare, Financial services, Telecommunications, and Media and Entertainment.

Key Findings

A large number of organizations around the world and across industries already embrace the cloud, according to the report. Those surveyed have migrated an average of 29 percent of their applications to the cloud and are in the process of migrating another 25 percent.

Regardless of how mature their cloud environment is, respondents identify similar benefits and challenges. The research provides invaluable insight into the cloud experience and ambitions of senior IT professionals in six key areas, outlined in the section below.

Top 10 Lessons

Survey respondents shared their cloud experiences and opinions on what to expect when moving to the cloud. Companies with the greatest cloud exposure reported the highest levels of confidence in the cloud—and the greatest increases in productivity and competitiveness. Other key findings were more surprising. The survey insights are explained in depth in "What to Expect When Moving to the Cloud: 10 Lessons from Your Peers."


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