A recent survey by communications and enterprise IT service provider Tata Communications found that enterprise organizations with more than 500 employees saw tangible benefits to their cloud computing efforts.
The survey results included 85 percent of the respondents saying that the cloud had lived up to the industry hype, while 23 percent said it had exceeded their expectations.
According to the global survey, 83 percent of the enterprises felt they had experienced benefits they didn’t expect to see. The highest-ranking benefits cited by respondents included: increased productivity (69 percent), better access to data (65 percent), and reductions in costs (63 percent.)
“This independent research shows that the cloud has exited the hype cycle and entered the real adoption phase for businesses globally,” said Julie Woods-Moss, CMO and CEO of next generation business at Tata Communications. “It is now a strategic investment and a competitive differentiator.”
The results also said that by 2014 off-premise storage will have overtaken on-premises options. On average, enterprises were forecast to have 58 percent of their computer and data storage located in the cloud in 10 year’s time compared with the current 28 percent.
On the private-cloud front, when asked how much of their IT provisions would be stored in a private cloud specifically by 2024 respondents predicted 52 percent. By contrast, 94 percent of the respondents said they would be more likely to adopt a hybrid-cloud computing model if connections with the public cloud were more predictable.
The research also suggested that