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9 out of 10 companies innovate faster with cloud

According to a study commissioned by IDG Connect and Oracle among 458 managers of companies with more than 250 employees, one in five organizations (19%) cloud it has reached maturity, while 51% of companies ensures that reach in two years. Other highlights from the survey are that 73% of companies ensures that the cloud helps retain existing customers, 76% claiming it helps them gain new customers.

Respondents identified the most important steps for success in deploying hybrid cloud: winning the support of key decision makers of the company (29%), cost efficiency (25%) and build a solid relationship with a supplier (22%). This suggests that the influence of developments in cloud goes beyond the IT department to broader business functions, and that the role of the CIO is more important than ever in coordinating multiple architectures and efficiently communicate the benefits of cloud deployments across the business.

As for the concerns and doubts about the shift to the cloud have evolved from the traditional, such as safety, operational. Now, the biggest barriers to the adoption of hybrid cloud are managing multiple IT architectures (cited by 60%), the bandwidth of the network (57%) and the relationship with the supplier of IT (52%). Only those who are building private cloud infrastructures continue to see security as a major problem.

Johan Doruiter, vice president of EMEA, Oracle Systems, “the cloud is rapidly reaching maturity, we are seeing a change in how companies perceive the main benefits and barriers to adoption. Traditional areas of concern such as security and reliability of data are being displaced by others, and now are even cited as key benefits of adopting cloud for many companies. ”

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