According to the 2020 Progress Data Connectivity Report, this is the year that many organizations with strict regulatory requirements will overcome prior security concerns regarding migrating to the cloud. The reason? The benefits seem to outweigh the risks when it comes to updating infrastructure.
2020 has been a major year for cloud migration and more than half the respondents in the recently released Progress report indicated that they are planning or working on a cloud migration this year.
The goal of the report was to determine what the current state was for enterprise information management. Patterns and insights into the industry’s data management strategies, standards, regulations, and digital transformation priorities were outlined. In addition to the cloud migration focus, there were also emerging points surrounding the importance of data quality, connectivity, storage prioritization, and more.
Here are a few of the key highlights from the 2020 Progress Data Connectivity Report and why 2020 is truly the ‘year’ of working on cloud migrations.
Cloud technology is becoming more mainstream. More organizations are realizing how secure the technology is as well as how cost-effective it can be. The increasing number of high-level cloud providers is encouraging more organizations to move their data to the cloud. Driven by modernizations, cloud migration is part of the data strategy for many organizations this year that are looking to renovate and modernize their legacy systems.
The Progress Report indicated that data quality was the most critical integration challenge, with 44% of respondents selecting it as their biggest obstacle. 40% advised that data spread across an increasing number of data sources was a major challenge and the third most common issue at 38% was integrating cloud data with on-premise data.
The most popular cloud providers were AWS (Amazon Web Services), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. Azure and Amazon have a wide range of service offerings with IaaS and PaaS in addition to integrated machine learning and serverless computing options. Respondents indicated that Azure was the preferred provider when it came to the utilities, insurance, and non-profit industries.
Many organizations are bound by various data privacy laws and regulations designed to standardize personal information protection. These include the GDPR, Data Privacy Laws-PII, ISO 27001, and SOX.
Previously, some organizations were hesitant to use cloud technology as they were concerned about hackers breaching cloud environments. Amongst all respondents, 56% reported that they were migrating both apps and data to the cloud, which indicates professionals are overcoming data protection and security concerns.
Today, more than ever, connectivity is the key to an organization’s success. Migrating to a cloud environment is giving businesses the modernization that they need to compete within the marketplace.
If 2020 is the year that your organization is considering migrating to the cloud, MBC can help. We offer a wide range of cloud services from private and hybrid cloud environments to support your organization’s unique needs. To learn more about how we can make your cloud migration a success, get a free assessment today.