Reasons for using/adopting cloud technology worldwide, as of 2017

Reasons behind cloud investments worldwide 2017 The statistic reveals the reasons behind the use of cloud technology according to chief information officers (CIOs) worldwide, as of 2016. As of that time, 41 percent of respondents identified improvements to availability and resiliency as one of the top reasons for using cloud technology. In 2016, 40 percent of respondents indentified improvements to availability and resiliency as one of the top reasons for using cloud technology.
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Improve availability and resiliency41%
Improve agility and responsiveness39%
Accelerate product innovation34%
Best solution available31%
Save money28%
Simplified management26%
Shift CapEx to OpEx21%
Better enable the mobile workforce19%
Data center modernisation18%
Support global shared services12%
Improve alignment with customers10%
Attract talent1%
Share of respondents
Improve availability and resiliency41%
Improve agility and responsiveness39%
Accelerate product innovation34%
Best solution available31%
Save money28%
Simplified management26%
Shift CapEx to OpEx21%
Better enable the mobile workforce19%
Data center modernisation18%
Support global shared services12%
Improve alignment with customers10%
Attract talent1%
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The statistic reveals the reasons behind the use of cloud technology according to chief information officers (CIOs) worldwide, as of 2016. As of that time, 41 percent of respondents identified improvements to availability and resiliency as one of the top reasons for using cloud technology. In 2016, 40 percent of respondents indentified improvements to availability and resiliency as one of the top reasons for using cloud technology.
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Release date
May 2017
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
December 19, 2016 to April 3, 2016
Number of respondents
4,498 respondents
Special properties
CIOs and IT leaders across 86 countries
Supplementary notes
The question was phrased by the source as follows: "If you are currently investing in cloud, what are your top three reasons?"
Multiple responses were possible.

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