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Survey Analysis: Buyers Reveal Cloud Application Adoption Plans Through 2017

Published: 22 October 2014

ID: G00269424

Analyst(s): Chad Eschinger , Bob Igou, Joanne M. Correia, Laurie Wurster , Yanna Dharmasthira


Global buyers of cloud applications cite cost, innovation and agility as reasons for adoption. Understanding maturity and adoption trends by software-as-a-service application type provides product management insights for go-to-market strategies.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • SaaS Deployments Are Now Mission-Critical and in Production
  • Reducing Cost Continues to Be the Leading Reason for Public Cloud
  • The Cloud Is Not Always the Best Fit
  • SaaS Leads Adoption of Public Cloud
  • CRM SaaS Solutions Lead Responding Organizations' Use
  • SaaS Investments Are Consistently Expected to Increase Across All Regions
  • Methodology
    • Study Objectives
    • Demographics
  • Definitions

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