The second annual IDC and TELUS Enterprise Cloud Study is based on interviews of 250 senior business and IT leaders from large Canadian enterprises. Conducted in early 2013, the study focused on business priorities and the use and adoption of hosting and cloud delivery models. The report also compares the 2013 results to those of the 2012 survey along with insights from IDC into the findings and what they mean.

Download the IDC and TELUS Enterprise Cloud Study 2013: Capitalizing on Cloud’s Window of Opportunity for Business Value to find out what the respondents stated as their priorities and why technology and the evolving role of the IT department are key to meeting these goals. Gain insights into which sourcing options are being leveraged by IT leaders to drive incremental value to the business and what’s driving the trend from Managed Services to Cloud. Learn why Cloud users consider themselves to be more progressive and significantly more profitable than their peers – overcoming perceived data governance challenges successfully and realizing clear benefits.

IDC expects cloud will quickly become a conventional technology and estimates that in Canada cloud services will grow by one-third over the next two years and surpass C$1 billion by 2014. IDC believes there remains a short window of opportunity for Canadian businesses to become knowledgeable about, plan for, and expand their portfolio sourcing strategy to include cloud and maximize its competitive advantage.