In US, Cloud Adoption Will Reach 96 pc in 2015

TechAisle survey

Techaisle’s recently completely study 2015 US SMB Cloud Computing Adoption Trends shows that Cloud adoption within US SMB is currently 89 percent and will reach 96 percent in 2015. Cloud is no longer a trend that is discrete from mainstream IT. Cloud is not a future issue – it is an essential (if new) component of SMB IT. Cloud addresses real business needs. The key to accelerating growth within SMBs will be increased Cloud vendor sophistication. Techaisle expects Cloud suppliers will work with SMB buyers to overcome current SMB cloud challenges and will focus on “growing the pie” rather than share-shifting as the market itself becomes firmly entrenched in the early-mass-market stage of the market lifecycle.

Techaisle study clearly shows that for SMBs:

1.   Cloud is established as essential IT infrastructure

2.   Cloud is established as essential business infrastructure

3.   The larger Cloud trend is towards deeper use of SaaS

4.   Cloud purchase sources, spending are shaped by a combination of legacy relationships and new options

Technology trend watchers have seen a succession of “year of the cloud” pronouncements: HBR dubbed 2010 as “the year the cloud rolled in,” TechRepublic proclaimed 2011 “the year the cloud went mainstream,” ZDNet wondered “will 2012 be the year of the cloud?” Wired claimed that 2013 was “the year cloud just was,” and Computer Weekly stated that “2014 will be the year of the cloud – honest.”

In 2015, one can put an end to this kind of discourse. SMB Cloud is no longer a trend that is discrete from mainstream IT. Data presented in Techaisle’s report shows that Cloud Computing will reach 96% adoption by US SMBs in 2015. Publications looking for future trends will need to turn their gaze to converged infrastructure, or Big Data, or the Internet of Things. Cloud is not a future issue – it is an essential (if new) component of SMB IT.

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This was first published on techaisle.com