State of Cloud Survey

Nov 04, 2014


Level Set

Among the 380 respondents to our InformationWeek 2014 State of Cloud Computing Sur­vey, all from companies with 50 or more employees, 22% have no cloud plans -- that's un­changed from last year. Once we drop these respondents, we get a pretty clear picture of what's working:

>> 64% use SaaS, up from 57% in February 2013. Software-as-a-service is the undisputed top way respondents consume cloud.

>> 51% cite security defects in the technology itself as the top concern when using cloud, unchanged from 2013.

>> 31% have scoped out the potential impact of a cloud service on their Internet-facing

>> 10% are using or testing containerization systems, such as Docker. 

In this report, we:

>> Examine whether hybrid cloud is in it for the long haul or just a stopgap measure that will be largely abandoned in the coming years

>> Discuss why PaaS has floundered even as IaaS and SaaS gain momentum

>> Provide insight on the next battleground for IaaS providers and whether it's time to let your developers make cloud purchasing decisions

Respondent breakdown: Data is across respondents from companies with 50 or more employees. Thirty-six percent have 5,000 or more employees; 27% are over 10,000. Government, education, and financial services are well represented, and 32% are IT director/manager or IT executive management (C-level/VP) level. (R8090914)

Survey Name InformationWeek 2014 State of Cloud Computing Survey

Survey Date August 2014

Region North America

Number of Respondents 380 at organizations with 50 or more employees

Purpose To determine in the role of cloud computing in the enterprise

Methodology InformationWeek surveyed business technology decision-makers at North American companies with 50 or more employees. The survey was conducted online, and respondents were recruited via an email invitation containing an embedded link to the survey. The email invitation was sent to qualified InformationWeek subscribers.


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