This Guest blog was written by Robert Mahowald, a Group Vice President at IDC who leads IDC's Worldwide Applications research practice, in addition to co-leading IDC's Cloud Services: Global Overview program.
A surprising set of facts emerged from the most recent quarterly installment of IDC's CloudView 2017 survey (February 2017, n= 6,212 tech buyer respondents in 31 countries): Year-over-year, the percent of organizations sourcing their tech capability from cloud providers grew 137%.
But that's not all that's new:
- In large companies, respondents choosing net new and replacement technology for their companies stated that they will go with "cloud-first" for these services, rather than cloud-also and cloud-last
- The percentage of organizations that are "multi-cloud" is on track to grow from 70.6% today to 91.7% within 24 months
- For the first time, respondents pointed to "security" as the #1 driver for their company's use of cloud technology