IDC Report: Key Enablers to Cloud Software Adoption

Security, Performance, Customer Experience

There has been a dramatic shift in thinking in terms of the best way for IT and line of business (LOB) to source mission-critical application functionality. Customers are purchasing services, not servers, and using software as a service (SaaS) to extend or replace existing applications. As a result, the growth rate for cloud software is 5.5 times that of traditional packaged software.

This report covers:

  1. The results of a global survey of over 700 cloud-using organizations
  2. The current perceptions of SaaS services for mission-critical applications
  3. Recommendations for SaaS and PaaS providers that are looking to address the common perceptions of cloud software that can impede adoption.