2. To advance sustainability and environmental strategies, think about next-generation cloud technology services.
Respondents adopting cloud-enabled technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), blockchain, augmented reality (AR) or virtual reality (VR), and quantum achieve significantly higher positive outcomes around sustainability and environmental issues. This high correlation could be from the fact that next-generation tech adopters tend to be futuristic and forward-looking and are thus more mindful of climate challenges and more willing to address them.
3. To better achieve innovation goals such as developing new ideas and building new product revenue streams, consider AI/ML, experiential tech (e.g., AR and VR), and quantum cloud services.
Those adopting next-generation cloud technologies also achieve significantly higher positive outcomes, especially when developing new ideas, building new products, and expanding to new markets. Organizations falling in this cluster also tend to have higher annual cloud investments at ~US$30 million when compared to overall respondents (~US$25 million). Therefore, organizations looking to create new value may need to consider larger cloud investments across a broader range of services to achieve this goal.
4. To advance an “all of the above” strategy, blockchain investments check (almost) all the boxes.
Investments in blockchain-enabled cloud services have the potential to contribute tremendous value across the spectrum. Organizations adopting blockchain can achieve significantly higher positive outcomes for almost every strategic priority versus organizations not using blockchain services. “Efficiency and agility” was the only measure in our study to which blockchain didn’t contribute greater value. This could be because the technology needs improvement in this area or that core cloud services are so ubiquitous with driving efficiency and agility that the bar has been set high for blockchain to compete.
Learn more about what US cloud decision-makers say about cloud strategy, technology, innovation, and value in our recent Deloitte US Future Of Cloud Survey Report.