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Cloud software development

1 - Cloud Gains Software Development MomentumCloud Gains Software Development Momentum

Although cloud computing has clearly come of age, an era is just now dawning in which the cloud is now the default option for deploying application workloads.

2 - Where the Application Workloads Are NowWhere the Application Workloads Are Now

70% of respondents deploy software on-premise while 21% use a hybrid cloud/on-premise combination.

3 - Where the Application Workloads Are HeadingWhere the Application Workloads Are Heading

86% plan to use the cloud for software deployment in the future or are doing so already, while 40% plan to make the shift in the next two years.

4 - Benefit of Using Cloud to Develop SoftwareBenefit of Using Cloud to Develop Software

Elimination of on-site infrastructure (64%) is the primary advantage of deploying software from the cloud, followed by faster deployments (48%), less administration (48%) and lower costs (36%).

5 - Use of Management Software Deployed in the CloudUse of Management Software Deployed in the Cloud

37% are using management software deployed in the cloud to manage less than 10% of their systems. Meanwhile, 23% use this approach to manage 10% to 39% of their systems. But 26% said they never use this approach.

6 - Biggest Barriers to Cloud AdoptionBiggest Barriers to Cloud Adoption

For the 70% of respondents who currently use on-premise software in their organizations, the biggest barriers to using a cloud-based software deployment model are a lack of technical experience (26%), not enough controls over software being deployed (25%) and cost (22%).

7 - Cloud Security FearsCloud Security Fears

While 14% said they’ll never switch to software deployment in the cloud, respondents were generally evenly split regarding security. Just over half (51%) said they believe cloud-based software deployment did not pose a security risk.

8 - Windows 10 Migration StrategiesWindows 10 Migration Strategies

When it comes to Windows 10, 30% of respondents plan to use the cloud to migrate endpoints from Windows 7/8 to Windows 10.

9 - Biggest Cloud Benefit for IT StaffBiggest Cloud Benefit for IT Staff

More than half (58%) said software deployment through the cloud would make their jobs easier.