Organizations still To Break Free from On-Premise Systems, Survey says

By CIOReview | Friday, March 21, 2014
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Fremont, CA: Cloud is widely adopted by enterprises for its agility and efficiency. However, on-premises systems still dominate, and are still the preferred choice for most applications, a recent survey shows.

According to a recent survey of 2,041 executives across the globe, released by Microsoft and conducted by 451 Research, 45 percent of organizations consider themselves to be beyond the pilot phase, with 32 percent with a formal cloud computing plan as part of their overall it and business strategy. The survey analyses various forms of enterprise computing, from adoption of public software as a service to private cloud to hosted applications.

The survey reports that, six percent of respondents would consider cloud to be the “default platform” for new applications which highlights the ongoing market for on-premises systems. While 18 percent rely “heavily” on cloud for new projects. Enterprises are open to cloud but are likely to subscribe or apply cloud-based solutions in selective situations. However, executives anticipate that at least 39 percent of their application portfolio will be touching the cloud within the next two years.

Enterprises are less aware of employees using cloud services in their organization. In fact, large amount of cloud adoption is done under the enterprise radar. According to the survey, forty-four percent of executives admit that there are a lot of off-budget purchases or implementations of cloud taking place within their enterprises. One in five indicates that there is even a “significant” amount of shadow it spending on cloud resources taking place under their noses.

Services such as Dropbox, Box and Salesforce.com are widely used by business users in their work. For those who use mobile for wok may take the help of cloud services such as Apple iCloud and Office 365 for fast and agile storage options outside the IT department’s storage capability. Google Docs and Google Drive, form the prime cloud solutions from Google. The services from Amazon Web Services and RackSpace are being used by developers and IT decision makers in testing their applications.

Fremont, CA: Cloud is widely adopted by enterprises for its agility and efficiency. However, on-premises systems still dominate, and are still the preferred choice for most applications, a recent survey shows.

According to a recent survey of 2,041 executives across the globe, released by Microsoft and conducted by 451 Research, 45 percent of organizations consider themselves to be beyond the pilot phase, with 32 percent with a formal cloud computing plan as part of their overall it and business strategy. The survey analyses various forms of enterprise computing, from adoption of public software as a service to private cloud to hosted applications.

The survey reports that, six percent of respondents would consider cloud to be the “default platform” for new applications which highlights the ongoing market for on-premises systems. While 18 percent rely “heavily” on cloud for new projects. Enterprises are open to cloud but are likely to subscribe or apply cloud-based solutions in selective situations. However, executives anticipate that at least 39 percent of their application portfolio will be touching the cloud within the next two years.

Enterprises are less aware of employees using cloud services in their organization. In fact, large amount of cloud adoption is done under the enterprise radar. According to the survey, forty-four percent of executives admit that there are a lot of off-budget purchases or implementations of cloud taking place within their enterprises. One in five indicates that there is even a “significant” amount of shadow it spending on cloud resources taking place under their noses.

Services such as Dropbox, Box and Salesforce.com are widely used by business users in their work. For those who use mobile for wok may take the help of cloud services such as Apple iCloud and Office 365 for fast and agile storage options outside the IT department’s storage capability. Google Docs and Google Drive, form the prime cloud solutions from Google. The services from Amazon Web Services and RackSpace are being used by developers and IT decision makers in testing their applications.