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The Cloud Economy: 11 Essential Trends About How Companies Connect to Each Other Via the Cloud

The average company connects to 1,555 business partners via the cloud, and 29% of data is shared with high-risk partners. Find out more in the slide share below.

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The Cloud Economy: 11 Essential Trends About How Companies Connect to Each Other Via the Cloud

  1. 1. THE CLOUD ECONOMY 11 Essential Trends About How Companies Connect to Each Other Via the Cloud THE CLOUD ECONOMY
  2. 2. A NEW GENERATION OF APPS IS CHANGING HOW PEOPLE CONNECT WITH EACH OTHER
  3. 3. AND AT WORK, PEOPLE ARE USING APPS TO CONNECT WITH PARTNERS, SUPPLIERS, & CUSTOMERS
  4. 4. 2013 Q3 2014 Q22013 Q4 2014 Q1 2014 Q3 759 738 626 545 831 2015 Q1 923 BY NOW, MOST COMPANIES KNOW THEY USE AN AVERAGE OF 923 CLOUD APPS 2014 Q4 897
  5. 5. BUT MANY WOULD BE SHOCKED TO DISCOVER THEY CONNECT TO 1,555 PARTNERS VIA THESE APPS SUPPLIERS DISTRIBUTORS CUSTOMERS VENDORS
  6. 6. TOP CLOUD HYPERCONNECTORS BASED ON THE NUMBER OF PARTNER CONNECTIONS THEY ENABLE CUSTOMER SERVICE FILE SHARING COLLABORATION 1. Zendesk 1. Sharefile 1. Cisco WebEx 2. Salesforce 2. Box 2. Slack 3. GrooveHQ 3. Wiredrive 3. Office 365
  7. 7. COMPANIES OF ALL INDUSTRIES CONNECT WITH PARTNERS FROM ALL INDUSTRIES
  8. 8. OUT OF THOUSANDS OF COMPANIES, A SELECT 58 “SUPER PARTNERS” CONNECT WITH 50% OF ENTERPRISES
  9. 9. A NEW ECONOMY DRIVEN BY THESE CONNECTIONS IS EMERGING: THE CLOUD ECONOMY
  10. 10. THE CLOUD IS HAVING A MEASURABLE IMPACT ON BUSINESS Average improvement in time to market Average increase in company growth Average increase in process efficiency Average reduction in operational costs Average reduction in IT spending Average reduction in IT maintenance cost 20.66% 19.63% 18.80% 16.18% 15.07% 16.76% Source: Vanson Bourne “The Business Impact of the Cloud”
  11. 11. IN THE CLOUD ECONOMY, PRODUCTIVITY IS SOARING United States Productivity Source: www.tradingeconomics.com, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 108 107 106 105 104 103 102 Jan 10 Jan 12 Jan 14
  12. 12. BUT THERE IS RISK
  13. 13. HACKERS CAN GAIN ACCESS TO YOUR COMPANY VIA YOUR PARTNERS
  14. 14. HACKERS USED A HEATING & COOLING VENDOR AS THE INFILTRATION POINT FOR THE $148 MILLION TARGET BREACH
  15. 15. WHAT MAKES A PARTNER A HIGH RISK TO YOUR COMPANY? Devices Infected with Malware Unpatched Vulnerabilities Compromised Identities PASSWORD ******* USERNAME *********
  16. 16. Just 8% of partners are high risk 8%
  17. 17. 29% But 29% of data is shared with high-risk partners 8%
  18. 18. Percent of companies in industry that are high-risk THE RISKIEST PARTNER INDUSTRIES THAT REQUIRE CLOSER INSPECTION Telecommunications Agriculture & Mining Construction & Real Estate Energy & Utilities Healthcare High Tech Transportation & Storage Manufacturing Financial Services Travel 27.7% 21.4% 20.5% 19.9% 18.1% 16.7% 16.5% 16.0% 30.4% 15.9%
  19. 19. DOWNLOAD NOW CLOUD ADOPTION & RISK REPORT Q1 2015 Published Q2 2015 Download the Full Report Get the full report with detailed statistics on the top cloud services, fastest growing apps, and risks you can avoid in the cloud.

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