Companies Are Finding Success Implementing Hybrid Cloud Environments

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Posted 3/8/2016 12:05:49 PM by RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

Companies Are Finding Success Implementing Hybrid Cloud Environments
Once they have jumped on the hybrid cloud bandwagon, companies are reporting significant returns for their efforts according to a recent survey by the IBM Center for Applied Insights. The survey received input from 500 hybrid cloud implementers from 13 countries and 23 industries, two-thirds of which said that implementing hybrid cloud environments are providing a competitive advantage.

The IBM “Growing up Hybrid: Accelerating Digital Transformation” research also identified a leading group of organizations - 26 percent of the respondents – who were using hybrid clouds to jumpstart “next-generation” initiatives. 

Responses from these “Leaders” included:

Leaders bring both IT and business leaders to the table

- 8 in 10 leaders believe hybrid cloud helps reduce the amount of shadow IT within the organization

-  85 percent of leaders believe hybrid drives more collaboration between IT and Line of Business

Leaders are better at managing security and the complexity
- 85 percent of leaders believe open technologies are essential for hybrid portability and interoperability

- Leaders are over 5 times more likely to be using prescriptive or predictive real-time analytics to manage hybrid environments 

- Over three-quarters of leaders use advanced automation to manage their hybrid environments

Leaders are better at improving security & protecting data

-  8 in 10 leaders are improving security and reducing risk with hybrid

- 8 in 10 leaders believe hybrid helps ensure availability and access to critical data

- 62 percent of leaders believe hybrid helps them meet compliance requirements

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About the author: RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

As the Publisher and Editor for App Developer Magazine, Richard has several industry recognitions and endorsements from tech companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google for accomplishments in the mobile market. He was part of the early Google AFMA program, and also involved in the foundation of Google TV. He has been developing for mobile since 2003 and serves as CEO of Moonbeam Development, a mobile app company with 200 published titles in various markets throughout the world. Richard is also the founder of LunarAds, a mobile cross-promotion and self-serv mediation network for developers. He has been a featured presenter at trade-shows and conferences, and stays active with new projects relating to mobile development.

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