The Story Behind Cloud Benefits and Concerns
Recently-published Saugatuck research provides Saugatuck’s clients with a deeper analysis of the user perceptions of the benefits and the concerns associated with Cloud-based business solutions. Besides illustrating the results of our recent worldwide survey, we offer insights into the survey results which identify two types of IT organizations:
- 1.Some are operating as cost centers and are primarily focused on satisfying tactical needs with concerns focused on traditional implementation issues.
- 2.Others are looking to Cloud-based business solutions for strategic effects and have concerns focused on longer-term issues.
We urge both types of IT organizations to understand that emerging categories of solutions such as Mobile Device Management, Cloud Analytics/BI/Big Data, and Social/Collaboration software have both near term implementation considerations and broad-reaching implications for long term business strategy.
We suggest that to gain market share vendors of Cloud-based business solutions should refine their messaging and value propositions to pinpoint the two groups of enterprise IT organizations identified above.
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