Recent Release | 14 Nov 2021

Cloud’s next leap: How to create transformational business value

Thought Leadership Team

Oxford Economics

IBM’s Institute for Business Value and Oxford Economics surveyed over 7,100 C-suite executives working in enterprise cloud adoption across 29 industries and 44 countries. The study analyses diverse cloud architectures and offers action guides for companies looking to advance their cloud capabilities to the next level.

The pandemic has greatly accelerated digital transformation and, in parallel, the need for better digital infrastructures to support these changes. The journey to cloud however is not so straightforward. In fact, this study shows that around 80 per cent of stakeholders have not yet fully taken advantage of the power of the cloud. To advance in their cloud capabilities, companies need to focus on security, set a tactical approach, determine which workloads should move to the cloud, and start building out a multi-cloud architecture.

About the team

Our Thought Leadership team produces original, evidence-based research made accessible to decision-makers and opinion leaders. Principals for this project included:

Tom Ehrbar

Senior Editor, Thought Leadership

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Tom Ehrbar

Senior Editor, Thought Leadership

New York, United States

Tom Ehrbar sits at the centre of the editorial and production flow for all Thought Leadership studies, overseeing the firm’s primary research activities and managing the group’s extensive global editorial network of more than 500 researchers, writers, and analysts. Tom has worked on a range of research programmes, from global talent and diversity studies to surveys of financial advisors and wealthy investors to global country risk indicators.

Tom joined Oxford Economics in 2012 after two decades at the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), where he managed a team of editors focused on cross-border trade and finance. While at the EIU he also contributed to client research papers on topics ranging from a review of labour trends in the Mozambique mining sector to the prospects for private equity in Latin America. He is the editor of Business International’s Guide to International Licensing (1992). Tom holds a BA in English from Kenyon College.

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