Latest cloud adoption statistics. Retailers take note.

Here at Silverstar Analytics we are massive advocates of cloud computing. With cloud computing, you eliminate headaches of hardware and software. The shared infrastructure means it works like a utility: You only pay for what you need, upgrades are automatic, and scaling up or down is easy. Read more on why cloud computing is a revolution for retailers here.

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A insightful report on the state of cloud adoption in the Enterprise market has just been released by Verizon. The full slide deck can be found here. The key points are

  • 65% of enterprises are using cloud computing today.
  • 71% of those enterprises that are using cloud computing today are using it for production apps.
  • 74% of those enterprises that are using cloud computing say it has given them a competitive advantage.
  • Year-on-year growth of enterprise cloud spending is currently at 38%.
  • 32% of enterprises said that business agility was their prime driver.
  • 35% of enterprises believe in the benefits and cloud computing and are adopting aggressively.
  • By 2017 71% of enterprises will be using cloud for external facing production apps.
  • By 2017 73% of enterprises expect to put half their workloads in the cloud.

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