Infrastructure Slideshow: The Great CIO-CEO Disconnect Rises to the CloudBy Don Reisinger | Posted 06-29-2011
The IT Story
47 percent of respondents say that they believe the cloud is "an extension" of trends that are moving the industry towards "remote networks and virtualization."
37 percent of respondents believe the cloud represnets a radically new way of "thinking about their own IT function."
Only 22 percent of respondents believe the cloud will have "immense potential."
The CEO Story
37 percent of respondents say their CEOs believe that the cloud has "immense potential."
Only 26 percent of respondents say that their business leaders see the cloud as a "logical extension of IT development."
Here's where IT and business leaders are aligned: 57 percent respondents say data security is the biggest obstacle in their way of adopting cloud solutions; 51 percent also believe that their business leaders agree.
32 percent of respondents say that "industry compliance and governance" is their biggest concern when it comes to the cloud; 30 percent believe their business leaders agree.
While 66 percent of respondents believe their own IT departments would benefit from cloud-based solutions, very few support cloud solutions for other departments. Only 13 percent say cloud solutions would benefit strategy/biz dev; a mere 5 percent see the cloud as benefiting supply chain management.