Data from Saugatuck’s latest global survey on Cloud and Digital Business adoption and use indicates tremendous activity worldwide, with the most activity, and the most reported success, among firms in the Asia-Pacific (AsiaPac) region. This suggests many things to our analysts, chiefly that (1) Digital Business certainly is “real” on a global basis, and (2) firms in the AsiaPac region continue to outpace North American and European firms in terms of Cloud and Digital Business planning, adoption, use, and reported success. It appears that firms in the AsiaPac region may have a leg up on the rest of the world in future Digital Business success.

What the data shows us right now is that, on average, about one quarter of North American and European firms report having 50 percent or more of their business IT portfolio in Cloud today. Meanwhile, nearly half of AsiaPac firms in our survey report having 50 percent or more of their business IT portfolio in Cloud. Figure 1 presents that data, along with Cloud portfolio expectations regionally through 2018.

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