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Study shows that business continuity is one of the key factors behind cloud adoption

Aptum has published Part One of its Quarterly Cloud Impact study, which looks at overall planning and migration efforts, and the main business drivers behind cloud adoption.

Survey respondents cited the following as the top reasons for moving to the cloud:

  • Increased efficiency (72 percent)
  • Increased business agility (56 percent)
  • Increased security (51 percent)
  • Business continuity (48 percent)
  • Increased profitability (39 percent).

As the cloud remains a top priority for businesses, it’s evident that most organizations are still early in their journey. Key data points to support this include:

  • 71 percent have experienced negative effects due to the rate of cloud transformation; 33 percent cite IT expenditures as the leading cause.
  • 69 percent of organizations want to accelerate their cloud deployments but admit they need expertise and help.
  • 62 percent cite complexity and abundance of choice as a hindrance when choosing their cloud strategy.
  • 41 percent consider themselves on par or lagging competitors in terms of cloud services.

Aptum’s Cloud Impact Study surveyed 400 senior IT professionals in the US, Canada and UK across industries in financial services, IT, technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, retail, public and commercial sectors.

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