As Cloud Becomes the Norm, a New Study from The Hackett Group Quantifies Broad Business Value Beyond Cost, Including Increased Innovation, Faster Time to Market and Enhanced Cybersecurity
MIAMI & LONDON, October 11, 2022 – Cloud is quickly becoming the corporate norm, and is being used by companies to drive dramatic improvements beyond cost and scalability, including increased innovation, faster time to market and insights and enhanced cybersecurity, according to a global Cloud Services Study recently completed by The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT).
The Hackett Group® study, which examined results from more than 1,000 organizations and looked at more than 2,500 migrated applications in 15 different categories, found that 70% of all technology infrastructure will be cloud-based within two to three years. Typical companies are seeing 12% post-migration cost reduction of technology infrastructure.
Other significant benefits include:
- A 36% increase in developer time devoted to innovation
- A 45% reduction in time to market for new product features and functionality
- A 53% reduction in the time to achieve actionable insights from data
- A total of 44% fewer security and other critical infrastructure incidents
- A 52% average reduction in downtime
Top performers in the study saw even more dramatic benefits, including a 37% cost reduction of technology infrastructure (more than 3X typical companies) and an average of 15 percentage points greater improvement across nearly a dozen objectives tracked in the study.
According to The Hackett Group Principal Michael Fuller, “This study was designed to look beyond the hype and truly quantify the benefits of both moving to the cloud and maximizing the benefits of cloud infrastructure. And the results clearly show that companies are using the cloud to deliver broad strategic value. It’s about better security, improved speed, quality and agility. At its best, cloud migration can be the foundation that allows companies to rapidly improve their products and services.”
The Hackett Group Principal Michael Spires added, “We also came to conclusions about the differences between typical companies and top performers. To truly drive the maximum benefit, top performers make the cloud part of their operating DNA and treat it as a core competitive strategy. They reject the easier application ‘lift-and-shift’ cloud migration approach. Instead, they assess their workloads to determine the proper migration methodology and focus on optimizing them in the cloud, which often means rearchitecting or redesigning their systems and processes to maximize the advantage of what the cloud can offer.”
The Hackett Group released the study as part of the launch of its new Cloud Value Assessment Services Offering, a service designed to help companies understand how to optimize the management of current applications in the cloud and future migration to the cloud. The assessment leverages The Hackett Group’s detailed performance metrics and benchmark taxonomy and takes just four weeks, as little as one-third of the time of a full benchmark assessment to complete.
A public overview of the study results, “The State of Cloud Adoption by the Numbers,” is available on a complimentary basis, with registration, at http://go.poweredbyhackett.com/ca2205sm.
The Hackett Group’s Cloud Services Study was completed in December 2021. The study is designed as the first step in a five-year investigation designed to help companies understand cloud migration and ongoing management of costs, value, performance and experience.
About The Hackett Group
The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT) is an intellectual property-based strategic consultancy and leading enterprise benchmarking firm to global companies, offering digital transformation including implementation of leading enterprise cloud applications, workflow automation and advanced analytics that enable Digital World Class™ performance.
Drawing from our unparalleled IP from nearly 20,000 benchmark studies with the world’s leading businesses – including 97% of the Dow Jones Industrials, 94% of the Fortune 100, 70% of the DAX 30 and 51% of the FTSE 100 – captured through our leading benchmarking platform, Quantum Leap® and our Digital Transformation Platform (DTP), we accelerate best-practice implementations.
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