• January 23, 2017

By the Numbers: Quantifying the Impact of the Cloud

How important is the cloud, and what massive opportunities is it creating every day?

Do you know how valuable the cloud is for your enterprise? Check out these stats below and make sure you’re using the cloud to its fullest.

The cloud is reshaping the way that we conduct business, and IT cloud solutions are transforming business models, creating new products and services, and speeding up business processes. They’re also reducing costs, increasing security, and allowing for greater flexibility. These are some of the many reasons why cloud adoption rates are on the rise. In fact, in 2015 alone, public and private cloud usage by businesses increased by 74 percent.

Regardless of whether you’re a software-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service, or infrastructure-as-a-service business, you may not have given much thought to any IT cloud solutions other than your own. But taking a step back and looking at the impact that the cloud is having at the macro level can be a useful exercise. It’s a great reminder of just how important this transformational technological trend is—and highlights the massive opportunities it’s creating every day. For proof, consider these statistics:

The cloud has already had a dramatic impact on the world and it promises to continue to revolutionize the way we do business. And, even if you’re already tapping into the huge opportunities this technology presents, the question really becomes whether you’re leveraging it to its full potential. Chances are that if you’re not, your competitors very well may be.

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