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Digital leaders leverage the cloud

More than eight out of 10 companies, considered digital leaders by IDC, are turning to a hybrid cloud approach as they adopt public cloud services to improve IT service delivery. This is according to the analyst’s latest survey, sponsored by Virtana.

The survey found that digital leaders are most open to public clouds, with nearly one in four (23%) digital leaders using public cloud services compared to just 10% of digital followers. Yet, despite predictions that many companies would move completely to the public cloud, all companies surveyed have a strong preference for maintaining on-premise IT environments for critical applications.

IDC defines digital leaders as the top 25% of companies that invest most heavily in a range of advanced technologies, including public cloud services, that enable them to build an intelligent, automated, and agile IT infrastructure.