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Cloud Misconceptions Are Pervasive Across Enterprises
Everyone understands the benefits of the cloud, and the recent iboss 2018 Enterprise Cloud Trends Report shows adoption is increasing, with IT decision makers (ITDMS) planning to increase their SaaS spend from 21% of the overall IT budget to 28% over the next year. Despite this vote of confidence in the cloud from IT, the findings indicate that there is still a fundamental misunderstanding about the cloud that’s creating a disconnect – and misplaced concerns – among office workers and ITDMs.
While virtually all the ITDMs surveyed (99%) say that there is at least one positive driver motivating them to explore more cloud-based solutions, they still by-and-large acknowledge that their organization’s security policies need to improve to operate fully in a cloud environment (91%). This reservation hasn’t slowed down the use of SaaS and cloud products across the enterprise; every office worker polled views cloud and SaaS favorably, often bringing these applications into the network workflow with or without the approval of IT.