The proportion of businesses reaping the rewards of embracing cloud infrastructure services is increasing, according to the latest quarterly global survey of 1,610 IT professionals. Two-thirds of respondents from Saudi Arabia (66%) believe Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) makes it easier for businesses to innovate, up from 62% last quarter.
Nearly half of respondents from Saudi Arabia (49%) found their organisation is already experiencing improved productivity from their migration to cloud, while 60% said it has significantly reduced time to deployment of new applications and services.
The study also revealed 60% of businesses in Saudi Arabia believe companies not investing in IaaS will struggle to keep up with those that are, while 40% say IaaS is already delivering a competitive advantage.
Thamer Alharbi, Country Managing Director – Saudi Arabia at Oracle said: “In Saudi Arabia many businesses are seeing these benefits and already see cloud as a competitive advantage. The appetite for cloud is growing and the market is rapidly maturing. This makes for a very exciting moment in time. The early adopters are all on board. Ambitious and visionary companies have made the move and are seeing the benefits of cloud. Now, the remaining businesses need to look at this trend as it continues to soar and they need to decide when to make their move, or risk being left behind.”
The findings of the survey echo the benefits Oracle’s Cloud Infrastructure customers are already seeing in terms of high availability, high performance and cost efficiency.
Organisations including Australian Finance Group, Benchmark, Pernod Ricard Asia, Telesoft, and Total are amongst those who have chosen Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to speed innovation and deliver exceptional customer experiences.