North American organizations realize cost, security and agility
benefits of the cloud, according to research
BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
North American businesses are cloud enthusiasts, according
to a new global study conducted by NTT
Com Security. The research found that 87 percent of North American
organizations surveyed have already moved, or are looking to move, the
majority of their data and services into the cloud within the next two
years – compared to 68 percent of businesses in Asia, and 60 percent in
Europe. Regions with the lowest early adoption of cloud services in
organizations were Japan (54%) and the Nordics (34%).
North American organizations have also been committed to the cloud for
longer than those interviewed in other regions, with 98
percent of North American businesses interviewed confirming that
cloud-based operations have been part of their infrastructure for six
months or longer. In Asia 83 percent of organizations have been
using the cloud over this time, and 79 percent in Europe.
The survey is based on in-person interviews with more than 700 IT
decision makers at organizations with 500+ employees from USA/Canada,
UK, Germany, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Nordics.
Technology innovation was also evident in the US and Canada, with 59
percent of North American businesses stating they actively experiment
technologies, followed by Singapore (41%), Japan (26%), Germany
(21%) and the UK (20%).