CoreDial Collaborates on 2014 'Future of Cloud Computing' Survey
Where are cloud computing – and more importantly, cloud communications – headed? Thanks to CoreDial – a leading cloud communications software and services provider – and several partners, we all now have a better idea.
CoreDial just announced its role as a collaborator in releasing the results of the fourth annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey, conducted by Gigaom Research and supported by more than 70 other collaborating organizations.
“The ‘Future of Cloud Computing’ survey confirms what we are seeing in the market and hearing from our partners,” said Alan Rihm, CEO of CoreDial. “Moving communications services into the cloud is a logical step for most enterprises. The cloud offers a cost-effective, efficient and future-proof way to serve their communications needs.”
This year’s survey is the largest to date, and is the industry’s deepest and broadest examination of the cloud technology revolution. It analyzed the inhibitors and drivers behind cloud adoption, separating the hype surrounding the cloud from genuine industry trends and real-world cases across a sample of 1,358 respondents.
“With four years of data, we’re now really beginning to see some interesting trends, such as the five-fold increase in SaaS (News - Alert) adoption to 74 percent and the nearly six-fold increase in PaaS adoption to 41 percent,” said Michael Skok, founder of the Future of Cloud program and General Partner, North Bridge Venture Partners, one of the survey’s collaborators.
Among highlights, the survey found:
- A majority of businesses will use cloud computing for communications in the next two years;
- Some 54 percent of respondents said that they are likely to use cloud computing resources for their communications over the next two years; the second most likely IT application to have a presence in the cloud after Web presence (63 percent);
- Scalability is a top driver for cloud adoption;
- Forty-nine percent of respondents in this year’s survey are using cloud to fuel revenue generation or new product creation;
- Forty-five percent of businesses say they already, or plan to, run their company from the cloud showing how integral cloud is to business.
“We believe that this is why, as the survey reveals, over the next 12-24 months there will be an upswing in cloud communications adoption and the market will continue its rapid growth,” CoreDial’s Rihm added. “There is a long-term opportunity in cloud communications and what we see today is only the beginning of what will be a sustained revenue for service providers.”