• Industry: Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT), Technology
  • Type: Survey report
  • Date: 2/15/2013

The cloud takes shape 

Cloud has finally started to move beyond the hype and into the fundamental fabric of today’s enterprise. As a result, organizations around the world are now gaining valuable insight, not only into the potential benefits of cloud, but also the practical challenges of adopting these evolutionary and highly disruptive technologies. This report is based on the responses of more than 650 senior executives in some 16 countries representing multiple industries, and provides a valuable perspective on the challenges and complexities of cloud adoption facing today's organizations.

The Cloud takes shape. Global cloud survey: the implementation challenge:

Second, the survey found that business process transformation and the organizational change management activities are critical. Without this business process focus, clients face implementation challenges, and difficulty in achieving cost reduction and the benefits of moving to Cloud.

Third, as clients move more of their core business processes to the Cloud, they’re finding it challenging to connect their legacy applications and new Cloud solutions – data integration and data management are key potential trouble spots that must be managed closely. 

Fourth, successful companies ensure that Tax professionals are included early in the Cloud strategy discussion – it can make a significant difference in a company’s tax position.

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Emerging complexities

According to The cloud takes shape, organizations are finding particular challenges with data management, systems integration and the management of multiple cloud providers.

The report finds that there is a growing recognition that business process redesign must occur in tandem with cloud adoption if organizations hope to achieve the full potential of their cloud investments.

A comprehensive view of the current cloud environment

The cloud takes shape also provides practical and actionable advice on cloud for enterprises and their executives. Read a summary of the key chapters below.

Setting expectations
Tackling the practicalities
Cloud security
Cloud user
Cloud user

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