TIFCA’s Client-to-Cloud Ecosystem Report
When Objectives Should be Achieved
While the respondents deemed the objectives as important, we also needed an indication of time or urgency. Was this something that had to get started next week, or was this a fanciful vision that respondents could put off for over five years from now?
While the majority agree with the importance of the objectives, the requested achievement time frame was almost equally divided between the periods of one year, two years, and three years. The exception was the “localized client devices enhanced beyond their processing abilities by cloud computing” option which had nearly half of respondents expecting a two-year time frame.
We interpreted “not applicable” and windows of five years or greater as being limited to no interest. Just 4% to 14% of the sample were in this low interest category.
Even though it’s unclear if respondents know how long objectives can actually take, it’s a very positive indicator that over 80% want to see all objectives met within a three to five year period or less.