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Survey Analysis: Cloud Adoption Across Vertical Industries Exhibits More Similarities Than Differences

Published: 18 February 2015

ID: G00271486

Analyst(s): Jennifer Mazzucca, Ed Anderson


Cloud adoption is increasing across organizations of all types. Our study of cloud adoption exposes industry-specific differences, paradoxes, and the opportunities and threats that service providers must understand to take advantage of one of the biggest growth opportunities we've seen in decades.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • The Paradox of Cloud Adoption Hype and Actual IT Spending on Cloud
  • Digital Business Initiatives Will Drive Accelerated Growth in Cloud Services
  • Cloud Usage Is Well Underway Across Industries
  • Organizations Prefer a Mix of Cloud Deployment Models
  • Investments in Public Cloud Are Increasing
  • Drivers and Inhibitors to Public Cloud Usage Vary by Industry
  • Cloud Service Adoption Influencer and Decision Maker Are Not the Same Person
  • External Providers of Cloud-Related Services Will Play the Critical Role in Cloud Adoption Scenarios
  • Methodology
  • Definitions

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