Enterprises Think "Cloud Computing" Very Important
A survey of enterprise executives finds nearly-universal opinion that cloud computing is “very important” for “digital transformation,” a study released by 451 Research indicates. On a scale of 1 to 10, 80 percent of respondents ranked cloud's importance at 7 or above, and 20 percent gave it a 10.
Additionally, enterprises with a mature digital transformation strategy ranked the importance of cloud services 15 percent higher than companies in the early stages of a transformation, the study suggests.
Precisely what “digital transformation” means is debatable, but the 451 study emphasizes “competitive differentiation,” especially in four areas:
- business agility
- managing business risk
- Improving operational efficiency
- Improving customer experience