Cloud services have been a popular topic for several years now. We conducted a survey among the TOP 500 Finnish companies in order to find out how they have taken care of their cloud strategy, as well as what kind of IT infrastructure factors are at work in the background.
Different cloud services and solution models have become more common in Finnish companies. For the survey, we interviewed around 100 CIOs and other executives in charge of their company’s cloud strategy. After years of hype, the cloud has evolved from a trendy word into a practical tool.
As many as 53% of companies have drawn up a cloud strategy, and most of them are already executing it. The most popular cloud strategy is the hybrid cloud model. Hybrid cloud environments include private and public cloud solutions, as well as outsourced infrastructures and application environments.
Planning a cloud strategy is challenging because there are so many things to consider. Drawing up a well-functioning strategy requires expertise and experience. The survey revealed that companies clearly need help in reaching that goal.
The main incentives for drawing up a cloud strategy included functionality, flexibility, and easy, fast, and low-cost implementation of the cloud environment. Companies want to focus increasingly on their core business and maintain only business-critical functions themselves.
Read more about the cloud study (.pdf in Finnish).
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You can read Jyrki’s blog post How is marketing doing in the cloud? here.