BrandPost: Cloud Adoption Accelerates, But Challenges Remain

As CIOs lead their organizations down the path towards digital transformation, cloud adoption continues to soar: According to Gartner, the worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 16.5 percent in 2016 to a total of $ 204 billion, up from $ 175 billion in 2015, reflecting a shift away from legacy IT services and over to cloud-based services.

The 2016 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey, The Creative CIO, found that four in ten IT leaders (40 percent) use cloud technology to improve responsiveness as well as resiliency. One-third (33 percent) use cloud in an effort to save money, while a similar proportion invest in cloud to accelerate product innovation.

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