In the past few years, organizations have weathered unprecedented change as they have had to adapt to macro-economic, political, and societal challenges. These challenges are not going away—the business outlook remains uncertain with ongoing concerns, including inflation, supply chain disruptions, and rising energy prices.
Microsoft believes the best way to prepare for this uncertainty is for organizations to do more with less—less complexity and cost, with more agility, resilience, and innovation. This means applying digital capabilities to extend what organizations can achieve amidst today’s constraints.
Moving workloads to the cloud provides more flexibility for organizations to align their IT investments with business needs while benefiting from cloud economies of scale. Modern infrastructure and cloud capabilities can also free up an organization’s IT workforce to focus on workloads and applications that are most meaningful to their customers.
To get a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by our customers and their plans around cloud adoption, Microsoft commissioned aglobal surveywith more than 1200 IT decision makers.
The study revealed three key cloud adoption trends: