Respondents in a parochial survey were sounded out on which areas of IT were the focus of their enterprise cloud investments

Other findings

Third, respondents’ data showed a near-40% increase in cloud security incidents compared to a similar survey performed last year, with 61% of organizations reporting “significant disruptions”. Also:

    • 92% of respondents from the public sector group (95% globally) indicated they had moved one or more applications to a different IT environment in the past 12 months. The ramp-up of moving workloads to best support each application’s requirements was creating the need for simple and flexible inter-cloud portability. In particular, shifting security-related requirements were largely fueling the movement of applications.
    • 80% of respondents from the public sectors indicated they expected to increase their investments in AI technology in the next year. Some 32% indicated that those investment increases would be “significant”, while 33% also indicated that plans to integrate loud-native services (such as AI) was a reason that they had moved one or more application(s) to a different infrastructure during the past year.
    • When asked to name their number one data management challenge, the greatest percentage in the public sector identified complying with data storage/usage guidelines (19%) as the top factor. Increasingly, data storage strategies are driven by privacy regulations about where end user data can be stored, such as data sovereignty requirements.