Moving business functions into the cloud

In our last post, we explored the connections revealed by our national survey between company size and cloud adoption. Today, we’re examining what business functions companies are moving to the cloud. As you can see in the chart below, there are healthy levels of cloud adoption across many parts of the enterprise, with even more adoption on the horizon.

Q17. To what extent do the following business functions operate using cloud-based services now?  Two years from now? (“Partially functional” and “Fully functional” responses)

Q17. To what extent do the following business functions operate using cloud-based services now? Two years from now? (“Partially functional” and “Fully functional” responses)

The sales, purchasing, and finance functions will see the most growth, but only around half of companies will have migrated these functions to the cloud in two years. Meanwhile, nearly three-quarters of firms will have partially or fully functional engineering, operations, and management functions in the cloud by then (90% of larger companies expect their engineering/development and management/board functions to be in the cloud in two years).

Businesses are placing their bets on a variety of business functions in the cloud, and plan on sticking with it for a while.

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