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The survey is used to anchor discussion of key issues related to adoption of Cloud Computing, setting benchmarks for annual comparisons.

North Bridge is pleased to introduce the fifth annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey and thought leadership program.

                    

Objective & Program Elements

At the launch of this program, market hype outpaced adoption of Cloud Computing. Today, SaaS, long at the vanguard of cloud adoption is accepted if not expected growing five-fold from 11 percent in 2011 to 74 percent in 2014. Yet issues like security, cloud interoperability and vendor lock-in all warrant broader discussion on the part of the industry as it forges ahead. The program is vendor-agnostic and supported by companies large and small.

The Survey

The core of the program is The Future of Cloud Computing industry survey designed by North Bridge in partnership with a lead analyst firm and industry experts. The survey is used to anchor discussion of key issues related to adoption of Cloud Computing, setting benchmarks for annual comparisons.

Industry Collaboration

North Bridge creates and manages the program alongside key industry partners and collaborators. 

Promoted by 72 collaborating cloud companies in 2014, the Future of Cloud Study is the broadest study of its kind.  Collaborators range from industry leaders such as AWS, Cisco Citrix, Microsoft, and Rackspace to startups such as Acquia, Actifio, CloudBees, and Salsify. Collaborators are involved in the surveys, dinners, and ongoing thought leadership activities regarding key survey findings and related topics.

Survey Findings & Thought Leadership

The 2014 survey is the largest to date, with a total of 1,355 responses. Respondents include business users, IT decision makers and cloud vendors.

With a strong social media program behind it, the 2014 Future of Cloud Study garnered over 95,000 Slideshare views and 42 pieces of  media coverage reaching an audience of 67.5M.

To find out more about the Program and levels of participation, please review the Program Overview found here. 

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