SAP and Oxford Economics surveyed 200 business and IT
executives across the world in 2012 and 2014. The results show that as companies continue with significant investments, they are developing a far more realistic view of the cloud implementation process.

...and security concerns have gone from general to specific, pointing to deeper experience in cloud implementation.

2012

73%
Security of corporate data
65%
Security of customer data
39%
Security of IP
32%
Unauthorized people accessing sensitive data
32%
Identity theft
20%
Virus attacks
20%
Security of API and interfaces
16%
Cybercrime

As companies head deeper into the cloud,
the focus has shifted to the nuts and bolts
of implementation…

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2012

80%Ensuring consistent security
63%Compliance with regulations
39%Migrating on-premise systems to the cloud
31%Sprawl and redundancy of cloud services
17%Non-IT buyers signing inappropriate agreements

Businesses remain highly enthusiastic about the cloud—and have ambitious plans for the near future.

74% Say innovation/
R&D is somewhat
or mostly
cloud-based
52% Say they use the
cloud to innovate
at the pace
of business
59% Say they use the
cloud to better
manage and
analyze big data
61% Say they will have
developed new
products and
services in three
years