A Mature Cloud Perspective
KPMG, the business consulting behemoth, issued an in-depth study on cloud adoption, cautioning that the gains made during the first moves to a cloud model may be short-lived unless companies truly align their business processes to a cloud model.
"As organizations gain more experience in the cloud and start to shift more and more core business functions onto cloud platforms, we are seeing a growing recognition that cloud adoption is significantly more complex than originally anticipated, particularly in terms of data management, system integration and the management of multiple cloud providers," KPMG said in the study.
For the report, titled "The Cloud Takes Shape, Global Cloud Survey: The Implementation Challenge," KPMG interviewed more than 650 senior business executives in 16 countries.
Read on to see what KPMG found.