More than Half of US Large & Medium-sized Enterprises are, or Plan to Be, in the Cloud

 In Analytics and Insights

According to our recent research, most medium and large enterprises are migrating to cloud computing.  About 33% of the sample is a current user and additional 8% are piloting it.

This group, known as Cloud Pioneers, is not composed of a group of just SaaS users, either.  To be considered a Cloud user, an enterprise had to be testing or using a Cloud model other than SaaS.  This included any kind of private or public cloud, be it Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) or Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).  Furthermore, they also had to actually have people working on it.  Another 16.8% are planning for Cloud.  This group is aptly called the Cloud Planners.  The remaining 42.1% are the Cloud Stragglers, those organizations with no current Cloud plans.

Source: WaveLength Market Analytics/Winn, Five Key Themes, May 2011

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