An analysis of more than 90 publicly-traded and private companies across a dozen industries and their commitment to the cloud.
Cloud computing has enabled a new generation of startups to emerge and grow into some of the world’s most valuable companies.
Hundreds of companies that started with traditional, on-premise data centers are moving their operations to the cloud. And they’re able to recognize the value in many measurable (and immeasurable) ways. Those can manifest in lower operational costs, faster operating cadence, or overall fewer headaches when upgrading or procuring new software. Measuring that return on investment, however, has historically been tricky.
Well,at A Cloud Guru,we learn by doing. So we decided to give it a shot. We graded dozens of public companies across 20 dimensions to determine their transition and commitment to the cloud. These measurements included requests for cloud skills in open job descriptions, cloud-specific roles, public comments and announcements, case studies, news, critical leadership experience,and some financial metrics that directionally indicate the positive effects of cloud adoption.From there, companies.
were placed into three “life stages” of their cloud journey:
- The Tactical stage
- The Strategic stage
- The Transformational stage