Adoption of Cloud in Canada: A Global Perspective

Adoption of Cloud in Canada: A Global Perspective

This IDC Insight examines the attitudes and intentions of Canadian organizations with regard to cloud adoption, and how the attitudes and intentions compare with those in the United States and four European countries (the United Kingdom, Denmark, France, and Sweden). The findings, which are drawn from a large sample base of 1,610 respondents, 800 from the United States, 633 from the European countries, and 177 from Canada, allow for a detailed comparison in a wide range of areas.

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IDC Opinion
In This Insight
Situation Overview
Reasons for the Spend
Security Tells a New Story
Approaches to IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS
Hybrid Cloud
Who Benefits from Cloud Computing?
The View on Vendors
In Canada, Size Matters
Help Is on the Way
Sourcing Cloud Services
Management Challenges
Software as a Service
Cloud First? Not So Fast
Future Outlook
Table: Top 5 Drivers for Canadian Organizations Moving to the Cloud
Figure: IDC's Cloud Delivery Models
Figure: Two-Year Growth in Spending by Cloud Category
Figure: Attitude on Security
Figure: Canadian Hybrid Cloud Models: Implementation and Planned Initiatives
Figure: The Value of Cloud
Figure: Attitudes on Multisourcing Cloud Solutions
Figure: Willingness to Do Business with Small Cloud Providers: Innovation and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
Figure: The Need for Third-Party Services Firms in Cloud Computing
Figure: Direct or Channel
Figure: Canada's Pain in the Cloud: Areas Deemed the "Most Difficult" Management Challenges to Cloud Strategy
Figure: CRM and Sales Force Applications
Figure: ERP Applications: Financial and HR
Figure: Attitudes on Cloud First Versus Cloud Also

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