Top 14 Cloud Computing Benefits, Statistics & Facts for 2017: 

  1. By 2020, a corporate "no-cloud" policy will be as rare as a "no-internet" policy is today, predicts Gartner.

  2. Concerns about cloud security fell to 25% vs. 29% last year (RightScale)

  3. The top 3 cloud benefits experienced by IT professionals include: faster access to infrastructure, greater scalability, and higher availability. (RightScale)

  4. The U.S. will represent the largest market for public cloud services, generating more than 60% of total worldwide revenues, forecast IDC.

  5. Companies now run 79% of workloads in cloud. (RightScale)

  6. Microsoft’s public cloud platform, Azure, experienced 93% growth the first quarter of 2017. (CNBC)

  7. Microsoft’s cloud is growing twice as fast as Amazon’s. (CNBC)

  8. The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 18% in 2017 to total $246.8 billion, up from $209.2 billion in 2016, according to Gartner.

  9. Companies that adopted cloud services experienced: 20.66% average improvement in time to market, 18.80% average increase in process efficiency, and 15.07% reduction in IT spending. Together, these benefits led to a 19.63% increase in company growth. (SkyHighNetworks)

  10. The highest public cloud growth will be in infrastructure as a service (IaaS) – projected to grow 36.8% in 2017, according to Gartner.

  11. Gartner also predicts that through 2020, cloud adoption strategies will influence more than 50 percent of IT outsourcing deals.

  12. 85 percent of enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy, up from 82% in 2016. (RightScale)

  13. By 2020, Gartner anticipates that more than $1 trillion in IT spending will be directly or indirectly affected by the shift to the cloud. 

  14. 74% of Tech CFOs say cloud computing will have the most measurable impact on their business in 2017. (Forbes)

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