by Angela Guess
A recent press release reports, “CloudHealth Technologies, the leader in cloud service management, and Cloud Technology Partners (CTP), a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company and premier cloud services and software provider, today announced the results of their annual Secrets of the Cloud Leaders Study. The study focuses on behaviors of two camps — cloud ‘leaders’ and ‘laggards’ — connecting certain tactics and approaches to better business outcomes. Last year, the first installment of Secrets of the Cloud Leaders broke new ground by seeking to pinpoint the formula that makes for an optimal cloud strategy.”
The release goes on, “This year, the study went even deeper in its exploration of how to ensure a successful cloud deployment and what impact it can have on the business — not just in terms of cost reduction, but overall business value. The majority of cloud leaders see cloud fueling revenue growth (97 percent) and creating competitive advantage (98 percent). On average, they estimate that cloud is causing a 51 percent year-over-year change in top-line revenue. 95 percent of leaders report that they are able to quickly identify and mitigate cloud risk.”
It continues, “Cloud leaders have better visibility and exert tighter control: Cloud leaders reported having transparent, fully visible cloud deployments (94 percent) and a “moderate” or “complete” understanding of workloads running in the cloud (97 percent). 94 percent report having clearly defined roles and responsibilities for managing cloud infrastructure, while 95 percent conduct cloud availability planning. They know their people, processes, and price.”
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