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Barely any companies are fully deploying cloud properly

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Despite public cloud being present in virtually all businesses across the world, most organizations haven’t properly deployed a public cloud (opens in new tab) solution in full.

This is according to a new report from Contino, which states that more than three quarters (77 percent) of enterprises are using public cloud in some capacity, but just 13 percent have a fully-fledged program spanning their entire business.

The majority of respondents (42 percent) said their business has deployed multiple projects and apps, while a quarter (24 percent) are still working on initial proof-of-concept. Almost a fifth (18 percent) are only just in the planning phase.

According to Contino, the cloud is facilitating a “massive shift” in the way businesses are operating, mostly because of the efficiency, agility and scalability it provides.

At the same time, however, businesses remain wary of the cloud’s biggest barriers to adoption: security, compliance, the skills gap and the inability to make a business case.

Some organizations are also not particularly eager to move into the public cloud (opens in new tab) because of the large investments they have made in on-premises data centers, as well as the fact they lack leadership buy-in. Some are also worried about vendor lock-in.

“I can’t emphasize enough the importance of public cloud adoption in today’s uncertain world,” said Michael Chalmers, Managing Director EMEA at Contino.

“With difficult economic times ahead, the cloud can enable many businesses to adapt and find new ways of operating to protect their prospects. From our research, we can see that the public cloud is increasingly becoming a central element of enterprise IT.”

Sead Fadilpašić is a freelance tech writer and journalist with more than 17 years experience writing technology-focussed news, blogs, whitepapers, reviews, and ebooks. And his work has featured in online media outlets from all over the world, including Al Jazeera Balkans (where he was a Multimedia Journalist), Crypto News, TechRadar Pro, and IT Pro Portal, where he has written news and features for over five years. Sead's experience also includes writing for inbound marketing, where he creates technology-based content for clients from London to Singapore. Sead is a HubSpot-certified content creator.