• Leadership skepticism : France , Spain , Japan
• Inefficient use across the organisation : Australia / New Zealand
• Lack of visibility : Japan
Leadership want cloud results now
Sustainability has become an unexpected cloud-driver , with nearly eight-in-10 tech executives citing ESG outcomes as critical to their cloud strategy . However , Return-on-Investment ( RoI ) is a concern among leadership , with 84 % of tech executives saying their cloud strategy is already expected to show results across the organisation .
NetApp partnered with Wakefield Research to conduct a quantitative research study during November 2022 , among 1,300 tech and data executives at businesses in nine markets : US , EMEA ( France , Germany , Spain , the UK ) and APAC ( India , Japan , Singapore and Australia / New Zealand ). At the time of completion , all participants held positions that were classified as ‘ director-level and above ’ and worked across IT , IT infrastructure , cloud infrastructure and data engineering departments .
• Nearly half of tech executives ( 49 %) report that when cloud strategy discussions happen , cost concerns come up often or all the time .
• Data regulation and compliance is another cloud driver , with various local regulations promoting their multi-cloud strategy most or some of the time .
Tech executives consider AI as a possible solution
In the next year , over a third ( 37 %) of tech executives report that half or more of their cloud deployments will be supported by AI-driven applications . Nearly half of tech executives at smaller companies – those with fewer than 250 employees – expect to reach the 50 % mark in the next year and 63 % by 2030 , while larger companies lag .
• The US leads EMEA and APAC on plans to deploy AI-driven cloud applications in the next year , with France and Japan as outliers in their regions .
• Scaling AI is the top priority in EMEA and APAC , but is second in the US , behind meeting regulatory compliance .
“ NetApp ’ s global research report reveals a disconnect between the executives outside of IT and those within – specifically , leaders working to execute on cloud are the ones most ingrained in the cost and complexity issues while those outside of IT have yet to fully understand ,” said Randy Kerns , Senior Strategist and Analyst at the Evaluator Group . “ In the process of shifting to the cloud , leaders are experiencing challenges , leaving room for vendors to address these current or yet-to-be discovered issues . As customers express concerns with cloud implementation , vendors have the opportunity to build and offer solutions to simplify the process .” p
Sustainability has become an unexpected cloud-driver , with nearly eight-in-10 tech executives citing ESG outcomes as critical to their cloud strategy .
TENSION INCREASES BETWEEN TECH EXECUTIVES AND LEADERSHIP AROUND CLOUD ROI
Tech executives report increased pressure and skepticism from of tech executives report leadership around cloud ROI their CFO or other business leaders are somewhat to extremely skeptical of seeing cost savings
49 % of tech executives are already Nearly half of tech executives expected to show returns on report that when cloud their cloud investments or are strategy discussions happen , under pressure to show cost concerns come up often short-term progress or all the time
KEY DRIVERS THAT CONTINUE TO MAKE CLOUD ESSENTIAL
Cloud strategy is driven by data sovereignty requirements and ESG outcomes
79 % say their multi-cloud strategy is driven say cloud strategy is very or extremely by data sovereignty requirements important to ESG outcomes
TECH EXECUTIVES LOOK TO AI AS A POSSIBLE SOLUTION
AI is supporting cloud deployments , and this trend continues to increase . AI is also seen as critical to driving multi business benefits .
By 2023 , 37 % of executives report that half or more of their cloud deployments will be supported by AI-driven applications
By 2030 , 59 % of executives report that half or more of their cloud deployments will be supported by AI-driven applications
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NetApp partnered with Wakefield Research to conduct a quantitative research study during November 2022 , among 1,300 tech and data executives at businesses in 9 markets : US , EMEA ( France , Germany , Spain , the UK ), and APAC ( India , Japan , Singapore , and Australia / New Zealand ). At the time of completion , all participants held positions that were classified as “ director-level and above ” and worked across IT , IT infrastructure , cloud infrastructure and data engineering departments .
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