Companies Unprepared for Data, Cloud Challenges

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 09-23-2014 Email

While companies talk the talk on big data analytics, mobile, social media and the cloud, few are actually ready to respond to these challenges, according to a new survey from IBM. The accompanying report, titled "The IT Infrastructure Conversation: New Content, New Participants, New Tone," indicates that senior tech executives recognize IT's role as a business and revenue driver. And most plan to increase their infrastructure investments. However, only a small number of IT departments are working in tandem with line-of-business leaders to tackle tech infrastructure challenges. But those departments are best positioning their organizations for long-term success. "These companies are developing strategies to address the entirety of their IT infrastructure and measuring the performance of their operations," according to the IBM report. "They are also supporting cross-functional teams that work [throughout] traditional infrastructure silos … These visionary companies represent more than simply good practices: They are more likely to outperform their peers [on] several business outcomes." A total of 750 global senior IT executives participated in the research. For more about the survey, click here

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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