A surprising number of businesses remain unaware of the benefits of moving their operations to The Cloud. Too few businesses realise that using Cloud infrastructure today is the difference between success and failure, particularly in the realm of app integration, SAAS, and storage and backup.

Cloud Technology Statistics for 2016

The prestigious annual report “State of IT” revealed this year that 72% – that’s nearly three quarters of the world’s most profitable businesses – have integrated Cloud infrastructure into their operations. At the other end of the scale, just 37% of underperforming businesses – that’s just over a third – have made the move.

In the same survey, a range of IT managers and executives said that their main priority over the next two years is to deliver sustainable and effective Cloud solutions to employees. 70% believe it is critical to long-term success. 69% expect the business’ decision makers to spend more money on Cloud technology. Similarly, 61% expect greater investment in SaaS (software as a service).

The most crucial and tantalising statistic concerns app delivery. Those who use Cloud technology are able to manage and share app developments amongst their team(s) faster and with more stability.

 

Cloud Technology Is Investment

So what does this all mean? Well, in the world of mobile technology, speed is everything and when you can’t make a deadline, your customers will ask questions about your readiness and the app’s performance. Customers expect to see technology businesses moving forward and embracing new technologies, and keeping up with the competition.

Businesses are naturally cautious. The early take up phase has already gone. Now we are into mass adoption and you may find uses for Cloud technology that you may never have previously considered. Same great recent examples of take up include:

  • Workday, one of the world’s largest independent providers of HR and business finance solutions has been a strong advocate of Cloud technology for software vending. Their annual turnover from Cloud alone was reported as $1.2bn (around £800m), a 42% increase since they moved to Cloud solutions
  • Not to be outdone by the private sector, Peterborough City Council recently invested in a Cloud network to link their departments, schools and local healthcare authorities. The key motivation was to free up time for IT professionals to develop systems rather than maintaining it

Salesforce reported earlier this year that by 2018, software vendors are likely to use Cloud technology as standard with other methods slowly losing ground. It has certainly worked for the bigger businesses, but smaller businesses need not feel that only big businesses will find it an affordable solution.

 

Maybe Now is the Right Time For You? Nadcoms Can Help!

At Nadcoms, we have heard all of the myths about Cloud. None of them (about its lack of security, prohibitive cost, complexity and “fad” status and so on) are actually true. Cloud infrastructure is a vital future tool for business, particularly for those who work in digital services and media. Our professional tailored service can take all the hard work out of moving to the Cloud, making the process swift and painless. With minimal disruption to your day-to-day business, Nadcoms can future-proof your business, streamline your services and improve your performance.