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Cloud Insights 2018

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The 2018 IDG Cloud Computing study was conducted to measure cloud computing trends among technology decision-makers, which includes their usage and plans across various cloud service and deployment models, investments, business drivers and impact on business strategy and plans.

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Cloud Insights 2018

  1. 1. CLOUD INSIGHTS Exploring the next phase of cloud adoption with a dive into delivery models and applications 2018
  2. 2. IDG Communications, Inc. 2 IDG Communications, Inc. Source: 2018 IDG Cloud Computing Survey Purpose and Methodology SURVEY Audience Base CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld, ITworldand Network World tech buyer audiences via email promotions and communities 550 Cloud Computing All survey respondents are involved in the purchase process for cloud computing and their organization has, or plans to have, at least one application, or a portion of their infrastructure, in the cloud. High Tech 20% Financial Services 11% Government/Non-profit 9% Manufacturing 9% Education 7% Services 7% Healthcare 7% Telecommunications & Utilities 6% Retail, Wholesale and Distribution 5% TopRepresentedIndustries Average Company Size 12,297 Employees 75% 3% 10% 6% 6% Executive IT IT management Business management IT professional Other Job Titles Total Respondents Online questionnaire Collection Method Number of Questions 28 To measure cloud computing trends among technology decision-makers including: usage and plans across various cloud service and deployment models, investments, business drivers and impact on business strategy and plans.
  3. 3. IDG Communications, Inc. 3 Q. What are your organization's plans with regard to utilizing computing infrastructure or applications via the cloud? Cloud Has Come of Age Source: 2011 - 2018 IDG Cloud Computing Survey 51% 57% 61% 69% 72% 70% 73% 20% 25% 24% 18% 16% 16% 17% 21% 18% 15% 13% 11% 14% 10% 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2018 Have at least one application or a portion of our computing infrastructure in the cloud (for example, CRM, application development and testing and disaster recovery) Plan to use cloud-based applications and/or computing infrastructure via the cloud within the next 12 months Plan to use cloud-based applications and/or computing infrastructure via the cloud within 1 to 3 years 77% 1,000+ 69% <1,000 15% 1,000+ 19% <1,000 7% 1,000+ 13% <1,000
  4. 4. IDG Communications, Inc. 4 Q. What percent of the total IT budget your organization is dedicating to cloud computing will be allocated to each of the following cloud service models over the next 12 months? AND Q. Approximately how much will your organization invest in cloud-based services computing (including software, services, training and other related costs) in the next 12 months? Budgets Continue to Grow Source: 2018 IDG Cloud Computing Survey 30% 6% 21% 19% 30% 30% 48% 45% 2018 2016 SaaS IaaS PaaS Other $2.2M $3.5M $889K Up from $1.62M in 2016 Up from $286K in 2016
  5. 5. IDG Communications, Inc. 5 1,000+ <1,000 76% 66% 65% 61% 50% 65% 54% 60% 53% 50% 43% 36% 38% 38% 36% 35% 26% 38% 27% 21% Cloud Solutions Are Feeding the Need for Speed Q. Please rank the top business goals or objectives that are driving investments in cloud computing initiatives at your organization. Source: 2018 IDG Cloud Computing Survey 71% 63% 58% 57% 51% 39% 38% 35% 32% 24% Improving the speed of IT service delivery Greater flexibility to react to changing market conditions Enabling business continuity Improving customer support or services Lower total cost of ownership (TCO) Replacing proprietary technology Savings on CAPEX (capital expenditures) Reducing resource waste Need for real-time information Faster return on investment
  6. 6. IDG Communications, Inc. 6 Enterprise Organizations Under More Pressure for Total Cloud Migration Q. Does your IT department feel pressure to migrate 100% to the cloud? (Select all that apply.) Source: 2018 IDG Cloud Computing Survey 21% 25% 62% Yes, pressure from individual lines of business Yes, pressure from executive management No 56% 1,000+ 69% <1,000 25% 1,000+ 17% <1,000 30% 1,000+ 19% <1,000 38% feel pressure to migrate 100% to the cloud (8% feel pressure from both) 44% 1,000+ 31% <1,000
  7. 7. IDG Communications, Inc. 7 Striking Shift to Move IT Environments to Cloud Q. Approximately, what percent of your organization’s total IT environment (i.e., data, applications, infrastructure, etc., throughout the entire organization) presently leverages each of the following IT service delivery models and what percent do you expect to leverage each model 18 months from now? Source: 2018 IDG Cloud Computing Survey Non- cloud 52%SaaS 23% IaaS 16% PaaS 9% Non- cloud 31% SaaS 33% IaaS 22% PaaS 14% % OF COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT IN DIFFERENT DELIVERY MODELS% OF RESPONDENTS USING DELIVERY MODELS SaaS PaaS IaaS Now 89% 61% 73% In 18 Months 95% 73% 83% NOW IN 18 MONTHS
  8. 8. IDG Communications, Inc. 8 Continue the Conversation To get results from IDG research when it happens, or any other news, follow us on Twitter: @IDGWorld ADDITIONAL WAYS TO STAY ON TOP OF INFORMATION FROM IDG : Sign up to receive our monthly marketing newsletter at www.idg.com/newsletter Visit us on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/3731/ To receive a briefing on the full results from this study, or for more information, please contact your IDG sales executive or contact us. For more information on content marketing and lead nurture, explore our resources on this site under marketing tools, or contact us. We have additional primary research, blogs and white papers to make you smarter about tech decision makers, and targeted products and programs to help you reach them!

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