Buyers Of EHS Software Should Default To Cloud Deployment

Published 28 March 2018 by Trevor Bronson &
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Executive Summary

When implementing software, EHS and IT decision-makers have three main deployment options: on-premise, private cloud, and public cloud. This report provides those decision-makers with survey data, insights from market models, and clarification on IT security issues, to elucidate technology strategy choices relating to the deployment options. The primary conclusion is that EHS software buyers looking to overhaul legacy on-premise EHS applications, and also those planning to implement enterprise-class EHS software for the first time, should default to cloud deployment. 

Table of contents

Buyers Of EHS Software Should Default To Cloud Deployment
EHS Software Buyers Must Choose Between Three Application Deployment Options
Cloud Deployment Should Not Be Confused With Software As A Service (SaaS)
A Significant Majority Of EHS Decision-Makers Believe Private Cloud Is Acceptable 
In 2020 More Than Half Of Spending On EHS Software Will Be On Cloud Deployments
EHS Software Buyers Should Default To Cloud When Choosing Deployment Options 

Table of figures

Figure 1. Three Deployment Options For EHS Software
Figure 2. EHS Software Deployment Preferences
Figure 3. Global Spend On EHS Software 2017-2022 ($USD)

About the author

Trevor Bronson

Senior Analyst

Trevor is a Senior Analyst in the EHS Technologies practice group covering all things EHS software including vendor strengths and weaknesses, growth strategies, market characteristics, and general best practice for use. His current agenda is focused on helping EHS technology vendors find success, and helping corporate EHS teams enhance EHS management systems via best practice and a optimized use of available EHS solutions. Trevor has been with Verdantix for more than three years, and previously worked on EHS teams at Tesla Motors and PPL Corporation. He holds a degree in Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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