Gartner’s cloud computing surveys
My colleague Jim Browning, who is focused on SMB research, has just published a survey of mid-sized businesses in North America. If you’re a vendor client, I encourage you to check out his Survey Analysis: North American Midsize Businesses Cite Cloud Intentions.
Also, I want to draw your attention to some research that you might not have noticed before.
Back in 2010, Gartner fielded a huge global survey — 7,300 respondents in the United States, Western Europe, and China — with the goal of looking at cloud adoption trends. Out of them, 650 correctly answered a bunch of screening questions about what constitutes cloud computing, and got to answer the rest of the survey.
The results show:
- Why people called something cloud
- Adoption patterns by type of service
- Key drivers of adoption
- Key stakeholders in driving adoption
- Whose budget is it?
- Key concerns
- Influential factors when selecting a provider
- Project IT budget allocated to cloud
- Impact on the IT organization
If you haven’t looked at this data, I’d highly encourage you to.
Gartner clients only, sorry. (US data has not been consolidated into a publishable form, i.e., turned from big tables of raw numbers into pretty graphs.)