Many organizations that have adopted cloud services or are planning to do so say data analytics or big data is a primary driver, according to a new study by TriCore Solutions, a provider of application management products.
The company surveyed 236 U.S. IT professionals in April 2017. While reduced costs and streamlined operations are the primary drivers for doing so, 41 percent said data analytics or big data were main factors in moving to the cloud. One quarter of the respondents said the Internet of Things (IoT) is a related driver.
About half (49 percent) of the organizations surveyed are using private clouds, while 32 percent are using a hybrid IT environment and only 19 percent are using public cloud services. Nearly all of the survey respondents agreed that cyber security is a major concern with regard to public cloud adoption.
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