• Service: Advisory, Management Consulting
  • Industry: Technology
  • Type: Survey report
  • Date: 2/5/2013

Setting expectations 

Setting expectations
Organizations are starting to focus on achieving the transformational benefits of cloud rather than simply focusing on the cost efficiencies, according to The cloud takes shape.

Indeed, when asked about the objectives that their organizations expect to gain from cloud, two of the top three objectives identified by business executives were opportunities for cloud to enhance new market entry and drive business process transformation. Both are key enablers of greater business effectiveness.

The transformative value of cloud

Rick Wright, KPMG’s Global Cloud Enablement Program Leader, notes that achieving these transformative benefits will require executives to place a strong emphasis on understanding cloud’s strategic potential and incorporating that into not only the overall business strategies, but also the cloud investment plans and technology architecture roadmaps.

And while cost reduction is still a key motivator and was cited by almost half (48 percent) of all survey respondents, the report indicates that cost reduction is becoming the base level benefit sought from cloud.

“Cloud is much more than just another IT cost reduction lever.”

- Rick Wright, KPMG in the US

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