Cloud Computing Adoption Rate Among Companies Continues to Grow
A new study shows just how fast companies are making the switch over to cloud computing.
According to Forbes, the IDG Enterprise Cloud Computing study found that 69% of all enterprises have now adopted some form of cloud technology, infrastructure or cloud solutions — up an amazing 12% from 2012.
Investments in cloud solution providers and cloud server solutions have also increased by 19% in larger companies and organizations, the study found. These companies now spend an average of $3.3 million per year on cloud computing solutions, according to Forbes.
Perhaps most indicative of cloud’s current state is the fact that about 24% of all IT budgets will be allocated in cloud technologies in 2015 — with most of this money going into Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud computing solutions, the study found.
An increasing number of businesses worldwide have turned to cloud computing for the many benefits it offers in terms of scalability, cost-effectiveness, security and more. Because of the numerous benefits this technology offers, it’s no surprise that cloud computing is growing at its current trajectory.
Already, about 14% of American companies have been able to downsize and save money as a result of switching its information and data over to a cloud computing service. Cloud computing technology also opens up wider possibilities for telecommuting, allowing workers to access their work from anywhere at any time.
So while only 32% of Americans may think of cloud computing as a thing of the future, it’s increasingly apparent that the cloud is very much a thing of the future, and will only continue to be more relevant to the present.
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