Mobility drives enterprise SaaS adoption


are moving to the cloud, according to Yankee Group’s 2011 US FastView: Cloud
Computing Survey.

was the top motivation for deploying software as a service (SaaS), cited by 48
percent of enterprises – a 92 percent increase over 2010. With mobility as an
impetus, 38 percent of enterprises project the deployment of over half of their
software applications on a cloud platform within three years compared to just
11 percent today.


is the driving force to cloud adoption,” said George Hamilton, Yankee Group
principal analyst and author of the report. Despite worries that the cloud
reality would not match the media hype, we’re seeing enterprises raise their
spending and set their sights on cloud and mobile productivity.”


Public versus private argument is dead. Adoption is up
across the board, with private cloud still most widely deployed (63 percent)
but public cloud and managed public cloud making gains (58 percent and 51
percent, respectively), according to Yankee Group.  


PaaS is gaining momentum. In 2011, 41 percent
of very large enterprises (more than 10,000 employees) have already deployed or
are considering deployment of platform as a service (PaaS) within the next 12
months, compared to just 32 percent in 2010.


Consumerization is profoundly impacting enterprise

Seventy-five percent of respondents agree that consumer apps put more pressure
on IT to make enterprise applications more like consumer applications.


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