Driven by the demand for speed, flexibility, scale and anywhere access, consumers have fully embraced a cloud-enabled world. And in business, more organizations are relying on cloud to achieve benefits that extend far beyond cost efficiency. Executives are increasingly realizing that cloud can be a catalyst for process improvement as well as a driver of business transformation.
This theme is evident in our 2014 Cloud Survey report, which reflects the perspectives of more than 500 global business executives—including CEOs, CIOs and CFOs—from organizations with annual revenues between $100 million and $20+ billion and spanning more than a dozen major industries. Survey responses reveal a significant uptick in cloud usage as compared to our 2012 survey. And cost efficiency is clearly less of a driver today than it was two years ago, as more organizations seek to explore greater cloud potential for business transformation.