As organizations continue to realize benefits from cloud computing, there is no question that cloud tools and solutions are here to stay. IDG’s 2020 Cloud Computing research measures cloud computing trends among technology decision-makers (ITDMs) including their current and future plans when it comes to migrating applications/workloads to the cloud, investments, and business drivers. The results this year show that 81% of organizations have at least one application or a portion of their computing infrastructure in the cloud, which is up from 73% in 2018. See below for some key findings and sample slides on the research.

Key Findings:

  • 92% of organization’s IT environment is at least somewhat in the cloud today, as only 8% say their total IT environment is all on-premises.
  • There are dollars to be spent on cloud tools as close to one-third (32%) of total IT budget will be allocated to cloud computing within the next year.
  • Cloud-first applications may become more prevalent over time – currently 46% of organization’s cloud-based applications were purpose built for the cloud as 54% moved from an on-premises environment.
  • More than half (55%) of organizations currently use multiple public clouds, with 21% saying they use three or more.
  • The biggest challenges that ITDMs face when it comes to the ability to take full advantage of their public cloud resources are controlling cloud costs and data privacy/security challenges.

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