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Deloitte has published the results of a survey which highlights how business continuity requirements have encouraged many organizations to speed up moves to ‘Everything-as-a-Service’ (XaaS) solutions.

According to the survey, 81 percent of adopters agree that the pandemic has accelerated their organization's shift to XaaS from traditional IT, and 55 percent report that the crisis is causing their organization to invest more in XaaS than initially planned. 86 percent believe that XaaS is critical to strengthening their organization's response to business/workforce challenges caused by the pandemic (46 percent strongly agree); and 88 percent believe that XaaS will be crucial as their organization recovers from the pandemic (43 percent strongly agree).

Other key findings from the survey include:

  • 75 percent of respondents report their organization already runs more than half of its enterprise IT as-a-service.
  • Six in 10 respondents say XaaS gives them a competitive edge and 8 in 10 adopters see XaaS as critical to the digital transformation of their company.
  • 93 percent of adopters report challenges scaling up their XaaS efforts including data security and privacy, inadequate IT skills to deploy and manage XaaS, concerns about unpredictable costs, and difficulty integrating with other systems.

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