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The Cloud Computing Competence Centre at the FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland has explored the role of the cloud in digitalisation. In a survey, 80% of IT managers stated that they considered the cloud to be essential in this process.
This study investigated whether digitalisation is even possible without the cloud, as is explained further in the German press release. The Cloud Computing areas of expertise is one of the Competence Centres at the FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW). The study was led by Prof. Dr. Stella Gatziu Grivas.
According to the study results, 80% of IT managers are of the view that “a digital transformation cannot be achieved without the cloud”. Furthermore, around two-thirds have in fact already developed a cloud strategy. The cloud is not regarded as a cost-saving tool, but rather an innovation driver. Cloud technologies are distinctly used when management supports the process of digitalisation.
In addition, the study explored whether companies are ready to use the cloud, which involved ascertaining the degree of maturity. The study produced the following finding: “A look at the evaluations of the FHNW Cloud Maturity Model shows that a little over half of respondents have maturity level of 3 or 4.” Maturity level 3 is assigned to IT managers who have been categorised as “the experienced”, while maturity level 4 relates to “the optimisers”.