93% of IT Businesses Will Adopt Cloud Technology in the Next 5 Years

According to a recent survey conducted by HornetSecurity, a renowned provider of cloud security solutions, the IT industry is expected to witness a substantial shift towards cloud-based technologies in the near future. The survey, which was conducted globally and garnered responses from over 900 participants, sought to investigate the adoption of cloud technologies, the feasibility of hybrid cloud adoption, and the challenges faced by the industry in this regard.

Key takeaways from the survey:

  • Sixty-seven percent of respondents believe the hybrid cloud tech model is a long-term solution rather than a step toward cloud infrastructure.
  • According to a survey of respondents, 28.6 percent indicated that they are prepared to use the hybrid cloud technology model until the full cloud adoption is capable of accommodating their workloads.
  • Only 4.3 percent of respondents said they would not switch to the cloud model and would remain entirely on-premise.
  • Thirty-four percent of respondents said that concerns about privacy and trust in the public cloud keep them from using the technology.
  • Monitoring and security were cited as the top technical concerns by 49.3 percent of respondents when using the cloud.

Cloud technology adoption in the IT industry: Who are the respondents?

  • 50.4 percent of respondents work in the company’s internal IT department.
  • Approximately twenty-three and a half percent of our respondents utilise Managed Service Providers (MSP) for their IT needs. The remaining respondents are either business owners who manage their own IT infrastructure, or employees who work in IT departments for their respective organisations.
  • 45.8 percent of those polled have worked in the IT industry for more than a decade.
  • A total of 84% of the respondents were from North America and Europe, with the remaining 16% coming from Asia, Asia, Australia, South America, and the Middle East.
  • Over sixteen percent of respondents work for companies with more than a thousand employees.

What are the obstacles to cloud technology adoption?

The following are the major concerns about cloud technology adoption:

  • 48% of respondents believe that a lack of technical expertise or certified staff is preventing them from fully implementing cloud migration.
  • Thirty-three percent believe that connectivity issues are a serious problem that must be addressed.
  • Twenty-nine percent of respondents believe that secure access will help them decide whether or not to go cloud.
  • Other major concerns include data recovery, file storage, and appropriate tooling.


Despite potential issues that may hinder businesses from completely transitioning their operations to the cloud, the implementation of a hybrid cloud model appears to be more feasible. With the assistance of a qualified team of engineers and developers, businesses can ensure a seamless transition from on-premise to cloud-based technology.

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