Why do businesses adopt Cloud Computing solutions?

Harvard Business Review Analytic Services conducted a survey to find out. They found that 32% of companies adopt cloud computing solutions to increase business agility, suggesting that cloud investment has become more than just an optimisation strategy.

14% of businesses said that they adopted cloud computing to increase innovation and 13% said the ability to scale usage up or down according to demand.

61% of businesses said that their main benefit from cloud adoption was an increase in employee productivity. 53% said becoming more responsive to the needs of customers.