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Why Enterprises are Embracing 'Everything as a Service'

Cognizant WHY ENTERPRISES ARE EMBRACING 'EVERYTHING AS @ SERVICE' By enabling nearly every type of business and technology activity to be flexibly delivered as a service, the cloud has emerged as arguably one of the most profound technologies of the past decade. Small- and medium-sized businesses were pioneers, but now enterprises are joining the stampede. Cloud-related Trends The cloud used to be only about saving money and improving internal processes With the cloud, enterprises can introduce new products and services faster and more nimbly than ever before Most enterprises will choose to build hybrid clouds, which will help them future-proof legacy assets and simultaneously create new business models' Increase in enterprises 3X with more than 50% of the IT portfolio in the cloud by 2015 By 2016, all horizontal cloud business solutions may By 2017 75% be considered essential for of new enterprise IT spend will be either hybrid or public cloud-based 60% of enterprises Cloud Adoption Advantages of As-a-Service Solutions in 2013 vs. 2015* All Cloud, "All-in" Portfolio New capabilities and innovation lead to new 2013 2% source of customer value 2015 12% Latest revision available to everyone, all the time. Mostly Cloud-based Solutions 2013 6% 2015 Process collaboration 18% and creativity No Cloud-Related Plans 2013 Business pivots, scaling, and growth with light assets 28% 2015 Cloud Adoption by Sector 40-45% Expect a shift to as-a-service models between 2013 and 2018 Wave 1 Wave 2 Wave 3 CAGR 2013-2016 Enterprise Resource Planning Business Intelligence/Analytics 39% 23% HR/Talent Management Supply Chain Management 8 Customer Service Support Procurement/Spend Management 22% Customer Relationship Management/Sales Content Management Force Automation 16% 26% Facilities and Administrative 23% Office Productivity Software Development/ Testing Environment 49% 22% Industry/Horizontal-Specific Custom Application Communication, Collaboration, Social e-Commerce 11% 14% $ Budgeting/Reporting We recommend the following approach A tried and true transformation Pre-built solution blueprints, process to ease the enterprise's journey to a future-state cloud using pre-defined components accelerate the adoption of cloud in high-traction use cases. model. Best-in-class tools, covering Cloud "landing zones," to pinpoint where and how cloud computing makes cloud assessment, governance, migration, and management of cloud-based systems. sense, using best-in-class cloud infrastructure. SOURCES 1 Bill McNee. Cloud Business Solutions and the Rise of Cloud-based BPO. Saugatuck Technology, 2013. Webinar. 2 ibid. 3 ibid. 4 Saugatuck Technology Survey. April 2013. 5 ibid. 6 ibid. 7 Everest, Forrester, Gartner. © Copyright 2014, Cognizant. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the express written permission from Cognizant. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

Why Enterprises are Embracing 'Everything as a Service'

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A corollary of the mass movement to the cloud is the growth of "as-a-service" solutions. The flexibility of the commercial model and the shift of capital cost to operating cost are the most obvious be...




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