Cloud Computing Market Maturity 

 

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Due to its exponential growth, cloud computing can no longer be considered an emerging technology, but neither is it (yet) a mature and stable technology. This white paper reports the results of a recent study conducted by ISACA and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) to examine cloud market maturity through four lenses: cloud use and satisfaction level, expected growth, cloud-adoption drivers, and limitations to cloud adoption. The study determined that the increased rate of cloud adoption is the result of perceived market maturity and the number of available services to implement, integrate and manage cloud services. Business drivers influencing cloud adoption include user satisfaction and cloud-driven innovation, and technology drivers focus on scalability, agility and cost reduction. While small/medium enterprises and large organizations have differing priorities, overall the mean scores are high for expected and realized benefits from cloud usage.

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