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There was some interesting survey results presented recently that we would like to share below regarding Cloud, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and Big Data.  We have left all references and rightful accreditation’s in place. What:  2014 Future of Cloud Computing – 4th Annual Survey Results from Michael J Skok Who:  Real-world cases across a sample of 1,358 respondents. *********************************** “With four years of data, we’re now really beginning to see some interesting trends, such as the five-fold increase in SaaS (Software as a Service) adoption to 74 percent and the nearly six-fold increase in PaaS (Platform as a Service) adoption to 41 percent,” said Michael Skok, founder of the Future of Cloud program and general partner at North Bridge Venture Partners. Select Highlights from the Survey Data: Cloud Adoption is Strategic 49 percent of respondents in this year’s survey are using cloud to fuel revenue generation or new product creation. 45 percent of businesses say they already, or plan to, run their company from the cloud, showing how integral cloud is to business. SaaS Adoption Has More Than Quintupled From 11 percent adoption in 2011 to 74 percent in this year’s survey. But in the enterprise it is still mostly transitioning existing applications. The front office is leading the way with sales and marketing at 51 percent adoption, and customer service and analytics both at 43 percent adoption. IaaS and PaaS Adoption Reaching a Tipping Point 56 percent of businesses are using Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) technologies to harness elastic computing resources. 41 percent of businesses are using PaaS technologies to prototype and develop new applications. Data Wants to Be Bigger in the Cloud Two thirds of respondents believe their data will come to reside in some form of cloud over the next two years as bigger data needs consolidation, and collaboration and creation go online. Supporting Links: View the 2014 Future of Cloud Computing Survey Presentation Read the survey results and analysis at http://mjskok.com/resource/2014-future-cloud-computing-4th-annual-survey-results Join the conversation: Future of Cloud on Twitter using hashtag #futurecloud and/or @North_Bridge and @futureofcloud. Learn more about Engine Yard at https://www.engineyard.com/features About North Bridge: North Bridge Venture Partners and North Bridge Growth Equity are active partners with entrepreneurs providing seed-to-growth financing for innovative companies looking to disrupt big markets. With $3.5 billion in capital currently under management, North Bridge partners, many founders themselves, work with entrepreneurs to apply their expertise in the creation, operation and scaling of market-leaders. The firm has funded more than 170 companies creating many billions in market value. Among those firms are Acquia, Actifio, Cool Planet, Couchbase, Demandware, Mavenir Systems, Paydiant, Proto Labs, Reval and Starent Networks. The firm has offices in Waltham, MA and Palo Alto,...

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