How are IT organizations of varying sizes planning to deal with the cloud ecosystem and software-as-a-service (SaaS)? According to Dennis Drogseth, attitudes to cloud adoption and managing SaaS applications is expected to be “all over the board.” This points to the fact that IT organizations may not be as cloud happy as the tech media may lead you to believe. Specifically on SaaS:
External SaaS for applications is nothing new, and the growth here will admittedly be hard to assess in part for this reason. SalesForce was around, of course, long before Cloud meant something other than Wide Area Networks. Exchange is another popular SaaS offering. So I expect nearly 100% of respondents to have some deployment of external cloud (new or not). But I also expect the number to remain low (under 30%) when asked if cloud adoption is “primarily external”. By way of reference, a little over a year ago (fifteen months to be precise) the number was 24% for “primarily external”.
You can read more here: Ecosystem Cloud: Predicting the Outcome Before the Data Is In