2012 Global Cloud Computing Survey Results

In 2012, TechSoup Global and its network of partners conducted a survey of NGOs, nonprofits, and charities around the world. Our goal was to better understand the current state of their tech infrastructure and their future plans for adopting cloud technologies. We received answers from more than 10,500 respondents in 88 countries and are pleased to add this data to our ever-evolving resources for NGOs, foundations, and the nonprofit community.

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Find out why NGOs are both confused and excited about moving to the cloud. The key results of the 2012 TechSoup Global Cloud Computing Survey include:

  • 90% of respondents worldwide are using at least one cloud computing application.
  • 53% report plans to move a “significant portion” of their IT to the cloud within three years.
  • 60% say lack of knowledge is the greatest barrier to greater use of the cloud.
  • 79% say the greatest advantage is easier software or hardware administration.
  • 47% say cost-related changes and ease of setup would be the greatest motivators for moving their IT to the cloud.
  • NGOs in Egypt, Mexico, India, and South Africa have the most accelerated timetables for moving their IT to the cloud.

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