Cloud Cruiser, a leading provider of enterprise software solutions for hybrid cloud financial management, today announced the results of a Dimensional Research survey of 279 IT professionals who attended the recent Microsoft Ignite 2015 event in Chicago. According to the survey findings in Managing the Business of Cloud reducing costs and looking for IT efficiencies continue to be the top benefits companies seek with their migration to the cloud.

An overwhelming 92 percent of those surveyed stated that they are pursuing a cloud adoption strategy with the primary goals of improving IT efficiencies and reducing costs. 72 percent of respondents indicated that tracking cloud usage and costs is extremely or very important to their IT function. This applies to all cloud deployment models including private, 3rd party private, public and hybrid. Additionally, the pace of cloud adoption continues to be swift as more than one third of those surveyed have a quarter or more of all IT services in the cloud.

"This latest survey is representative of what we are seeing in the market with our partners and enterprise customers," stated Deirdre Mahon, Chief Marketing Officer, Cloud Cruiser. "Once an organization gets serious about cloud, they quickly hit a wall in terms of tracking usage and gaining full control on forecasts – essentially delivering services with efficiency and agility. Cloud Cruiser addresses that pain across the broadest range of cloud services today."

The Dimensional Research study also revealed that if respondents have access to consumption or cloud usage information across their entire enterprise, they would like to enable the following:

  • 57% – Improve IT forecasting
  • 39% – Compare costs across different cloud service platforms
  • 37% – Implement showback / chargeback
  • 34% – Expand on-demand / self-service access to the cloud
  • 30% – Better match allocation vs. utilization