Crafting a unique cloud solution

Organizations are steadily increasing their use of cloud technologies to address wide-ranging requirements. The particular needs and business conditions of each enterprise help define its optimal hybrid solution: most often, a blend of public cloud, private cloud and traditional IT platforms. Finding the right cloud technology mix starts with deciding what to move to the cloud and addressing the challenges affecting migration. In this study, executives achieved the strongest results by integrating cloud initiatives company-wide, and by tapping external resources for access to reliable skills and greater efficiency.

Study highlights

92% of surveyed executives said their most succesful could initiative anabled creation and support of new business models - ibm.biz/tailoringcloud

Executives said that they expect 45% of workloads to stay on dedicated, on-premise servers, even as cloud adoption expands - ibm.biz/tailoringcloud

83% of high-performing organizations said their cloud initiatives are coordinated or fully integrated within the organization - ibm.biz/tailoringcloud

About the authors

Justin Chua

Justin Chua
Cloud Leader,
IBM Institute for Business Value

Robert Freese

Robert Freese
Enablement Leader,
IBM Global Cloud Professional Services

Anthony Karimi

Anthony Karimi
Global Lead,
IBM Go-to-market and Enablement of Cloud Business Solutions

Julie Schuneman

Julie Schuneman
IBM Distinguished Engineer and Senior Cloud Advisor

Meenagi Venkat

Meenagi Venkat
Vice President, Technical Sales and Solutioning Worldwide,
IBM Cloud

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