Cloud and analytics are two huge trends that have only gotten bigger lately. And they’re growing like crazy, an observation confirmed many times over – most recently by research firm Deloitte.
eWeek picked up one of its latest papers, which points out these two trends are much more than just emerging priorities among mid-sized businesses.
When asked what IT investments their organizations are most likely to make, 46 percent of respondents — all senior executives at mid-market companies — said cloud, and, not too far behind, 41 percent cited data analytics.
“Although most mid-sized companies focus squarely on the U.S. market, many tech companies are looking outside North America for growth. They appear to be big acquirers of talent and they invest heavily in technology,” the report noted. “They are often in the market for acquisitions. They are also more likely than companies in other industries to see employee defections.”
The report found that mid-market companies are increasingly looking to the cloud and data analytics to improve operational efficiencies and worker productivity.
While cloud computing has been a big area for exploration if not outright deployments for mid-market companies, now analytics is starting to go mainstream as well with just as much velocity.