Trends in Cloud Computing 2016

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<p>FileNewTemplate</p> <p>Trends in Cloud ComputingREMINDER: The complete 36-page Trends in Cloud Computing report can be viewed free of charge at CompTIA.org (with simple registration) Copyright (c) 2016 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | CompTIA.org</p> <p>Cloud Adoption DistributionExperimentNon-critical useTransformed ITFull productionSource: CompTIAs Trends in Cloud Computing | Base: 495 U.S. firms with cloud adoption</p> <p>Well over 90% of companies still claim to use some form of cloud computing, and 71% of companies are in the middle two stages of CompTIAs cloud adoption model, compared to 69% in 2014. However, more companies now place themselves in the second stage, rather shifting to the right as one might expect. </p> <p>2</p> <p>Most Cloud Models Seeing Healthy AdoptionSource: CompTIAs Trends in Cloud Computing | Base: 495 U.S. firms with cloud adoptionPubliconlyPrivateonlyHybrid</p> <p>Aside from ongoing debates over interpretations, there is healthy adoption of the different deployment models and service models. Over time, the segment utilizing a hybrid cloud model will likely grow. Companies will gravitate towards SaaS applications rather than packaged software, and infrastructure will be built in different ways according to different specifications. </p> <p>3</p> <p>Benefits of CloudSource: CompTIAs Trends in Cloud Computing | Base: 495 U.S. firms with cloud adoption</p> <p>Ultimately, the thing that drives cloud adoption will be the benefits that companies derive. After several years of companies citing that cloud solutions were simply better for a variety of reasons, cost cutting has returned to the top spot, driven mostly by large companies (500+ employees). These enterprises are the most likely to be moving into later stages of adoption, and they are fine-tuning their cloud solutions. </p> <p>4</p> <p>Cloud Adoption ProgressionEducationIaaS | PaaS | SaaSExperimentNon-critical UseFull ProductionTransformed ITPublic CloudsPrivate |HybridProof of conceptSecurityPayment modelsTransitionIntegrationPolicy/ProcedureProvider switchingWorkflow changeCustomizationSource: CompTIA</p> <p>The nature of cloud adoption is changing as companies gain a deeper understanding of cloud principles, but businesses still flow through four basic stages as they transform their architecture and operations. These four stages describe changing behaviors associated with cloud adoption and also provide insight into opportunities for solution providers. </p> <p>5</p> <p>Adoption Progress By Company SizeExperimentNon-critical UseTransformed ITFullProductionNET:21%NET:38%NET:33%NET:8%Source: CompTIAs Trends in Cloud Computing | Base: 495 U.S. firms with cloud adoption</p> <p>Most companies are still in the middle stages, but the spread of systems into cloud resources is not as broad as once imagined. Companies are learning more about how true cloud systems integrate into IT architecture, and the alterations to policies and procedures that signal true operational transformation are lagging. </p> <p>6</p> <p>Many Companies Making Secondary MigrationsPublic Cloud Provider #1Public Cloud Provider #2</p> <p>Private CloudOn-premise SystemCompany ABC</p> <p>21%18%</p> <p>43%Source: CompTIAs Trends in Cloud Computing | Base: 495 U.S. firms with cloud adoption</p> <p>Although the number of companies claiming to have made some type of secondary cloud migration is lower than before, this does not mean that secondary migrations are becoming less critical to maturing adoption. Even as companies are becoming more aware of the exact systems being used, they are still optimizing their workloads across a variety of solutions. </p> <p>7</p> <p>Application LocationsCloudOn-premiseEmail51%47%Web presence46%39%Business productivity45%46%Collaboration39%36%CRM37%33%Analytics/BI35%40%Financial management32%60%VoIP31%41%Virtual desktop30%38%HR management29%45%Help desk29%40%Expense management29%41%ERP26%34%Call Center23%39%Source: CompTIAs Trends in Cloud Computing | Base: 495 U.S. firms with cloud adoption</p> <p>Source: CompTIAs 5th Annual Trends in Cloud Computing | Base: 366 U.S. firms using cloud computing</p> <p>Thanks to the wide availability of SaaS applications and a better understanding of cloud components, there is a clearer answer to the question of which regular activities are cloud-based. The most commonly cited cloud applications line up with anecdotal evidence. There still may be inflation in some areas, but this list provides good insight into where companies are today and where they might go in the future. </p> <p>8</p> <p>29%29%29%Difficulty in Moving from Stage to StageExperimentNon-critical UseNon-critical UseFull ProductionFull ProductionTransformed IT35%52%40%39%34%37%</p> <p>Typical/low effortModerate effortSignificant effort13%21%29%Source: CompTIAs Trends in Cloud Computing | Base: 495 U.S. firms with cloud adoption</p> <p>Breaking the cloud adoption journey into four stages is helpful not only to understand company behaviors in each stage, but also to see the unique challenges that businesses face as they make progress along the path. Even as they refine their definitions of cloud components and right-size their expectations around cloud efforts, firms find significant growing pains as their adoption matures. </p> <p>9</p> <p>Procurement of SaaS ApplicationsITLOBEmail67%28%Web presence62%34%Business productivity64%32%Collaboration65%27%CRM61%35%Analytics/BI62%34%Financial management42%54%VoIP68%26%Virtual desktop69%26%HR management44%51%Help desk60%34%Expense management53%43%ERP58%34%Call Center56%42%Source: CompTIAs Trends in Cloud Computing | Base: 440 U.S. firms with SaaS applications</p> <p>Source: CompTIAs 5th Annual Trends in Cloud Computing | Base: 366 U.S. firms using cloud computing</p> <p>On the surface, line-of-business procurement seems to be heating up, but the surface does not tell the entire story. The primary difficulty is that the question of procurement may be overly simplified, implying that a single department is responsible for the decision. Practically speaking, most business units recognize that their technical expertise is limited, and procurement of technology is often a team effort. </p> <p>10</p> <p>Incidents Causing IT to Become Involved</p> <p>Integrating cloud solutionSecurity breachNeed to centralize technologyAvailability of cloud solutionIncorrect operationRogue IT an Area to Watch for Many CompaniesSource: CompTIAs Trends in Cloud Computing | Base: 269 U.S. firms with line of business application procurementIT Involvement when LOB procures cloud application</p> <p>Rather than working around IT, 9 out of 10 companies have IT involved to some degree when cloud applications are procured by a line of business department. The responses are fairly similar across companies of different sizes, though smaller companies are less likely to have IT in a consulting role and more likely to have IT not involved at all. </p> <p>11</p> <p>Internal Changes Driven by Cloud Source: CompTIAs Trends in Cloud Computing | Base: 495 U.S. firms with cloud adoption</p> <p>Building a collaborative atmosphere is one example of the internal changes that a business must go through as they transform into a digital organization. In general, changes driven by cloud fall into three categories: policies and procedures, internal IT function changes, and use of outside companies. </p> <p>12</p> <p>Thank YouCopyright (c) 2016 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | CompTIA.orgREMINDER: The complete 36-page Trends in Cloud Computing report can be viewed free of charge at CompTIA.org (with simple registration) </p>