enterprise-appsVirtual workplaces and teams are commonplace in today’s society. Colleagues collaborate effortlessly with high-tech communication from any geographical spot with an Internet connection. As a result, the need for internet-based business applications is in high demand.

Akamai Technologies’ recent survey polled 350 IT decision-makers to gain insight into how quickly enterprises plan to move applications to the Internet. Results from the survey are summarized here, as published by CIO Insight:

  • Current Situation. 50% of IT decision-makers in the survey said they run less than 20% of their business apps over the Internet today, compared with using their private network.
  • Future Projection. 43% expect to deliver the majority of their apps over the Internet within the next year.
  • Apps Run Over the Internet.
    • Websites and Web apps: 71%
    • Email services: 57%
    • Content/collaboration sites and portals: 51%
    • E-Learning: 47%
    • Mobile or mobile Web back-end apps: 46%
  • Room for Growth. Just one-quarter of the survey respondents said they’re running business intelligence and big data apps over the Internet.
  • Big Money. 56% said that big data is their top focus for planned investment in the coming year.
  • Concerns About Internet-Delivered Apps.
    • Security: 87%
    • Performance: 66%
    • Reliability: 45%
  • On the Go. 97% of the respondents said their company has users who access business apps on a mobile device, and 22% said that more than half of their users do this.
  • Moving Forward. 39% consider mobile or mobile Web back-end apps to be a top area of investment for 2015.

More details regarding Akamai Technologies’ survey can be found in the full CIO Insight article.

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Enterprises To Deploy More Business Apps in 2015

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