ESG research confirms that that the majority of IT organizations are using cloud computing today
, and these is significant interest in further adoption of these services as organizations look to control costs and drive agility in their businesses
. Cloud computing will likely continue to serve as an extension of existing IT strategies
, as opposed to a replacement of them, for the foreseeable future, with the use of both on-premises and public cloud services
However, key benefits such as reduced IT infrastructure costs, faster resource provisioning, and increased "time to value"
for new applications and IT services, combined with the ongoing dissipiation of concerns over public cloud security, reliability, and data availability, will give early adopters the confidence to entrust more critical applications and cloud services over time