True Cloud Applications for Agile and Fast-Growing Businesses

Why Cloud Apps Are Key to Supporting Growth of Small and Medium Businesses

IDC conducted an online survey of 1,636 worldwide IT decision makers in December 2014. Participants were selected based on their responsibility for IT decisions and strategy. This study was specifically designed to understand how organizations are transforming their business and IT operations by using cloud solutions.

Many SMBs are already running some business applications in the Cloud. Business applications include email, project management, CRM, ERP, content management, security, enterprise search, database services, data backup and archive, and more.

True Cloud Applications for Agile and Fast-Growing Businesses

This Infobrief covers the following questions:

  • How would you best describe your organization’s current or near-term plans to use public Cloud solutions to support production workloads and services?
  • Which statement best describes your organization’s current Cloud strategy and your desired Cloud strategy 24 months from today?
  • What are the most important drivers to SMBs when considering moving to the Cloud?
  • What are the most important inhibitors preventing your organization from moving to the Cloud?
  • Which of the following factors would ACCELERATE your organization’s adoption of Services?

Cloud applications are the 3rd Platform foundation for fast-growing SMBs to leverage technology to enable them to grow their business. Cloud solutions enable your LOB (line of business) executives to better utilize resources and control business processes.

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