Research Slideshow: CIOs Harbor High Expectations for Cloud Computing

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 07-28-2010

CIOs Harbor High Expectations for Cloud Computing

18 percent is how much CIOs and other top IT managers in the U.S. expect to save on IT budgets by using cloud services.

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12 percent and 16 percent are the savings from using cloud services anticipated by IT managers in the U.K. and Singapore, respectively.

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82 percent of U.S. organizations say they currently manage their IT infrastructure needs in-house.

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Less than 50 percent of U.S. organizations expect to run the majority of their IT infrastructure in-house by 2020.

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48 percent of survey respondents say the need for cost-effective IT infrastructure solutions is a top priority for 2010.

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Focusing IT resources on developing and/or managing business-critical applications is a top 2010 priority for 43 percent of survey respondents.

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32 percent of survey participants say enabling collaboration to gain operational efficiencies is a top priority for 2010. The same percentage cite the ability to effectively manage and prioritize IT demand.

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Developing an agile IT service delivery model without increasing costs (30 percent)Bringing products/services to market faster than competition (29 percent)

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54 percent of organizations either currently use or plan to use cloud computing within the next 12 months.

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Three of four companies anticipate using cloud computing at some point.

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52 percent of CIOs and IT managers who have not adopted cloud-computing solutions say concerns about security of sensitive data is a top reason for not adopting cloud computing.

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27 percent of CIOs and IT managers who have not adopted cloud-computing solutions say uncertainty about cloud value proposition is a top reason for not adopting cloud computing.

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50 percent of CIOs and other IT managers say they expect cloud computing providers to allow them to fully manage security controls of their environment, while enabling changes to be made as required.

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85 percent of CIOs and other IT managers feel that a high level of security is a top enterprise-grade need for a cloud solution.

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75 percent of CIOs and other IT managers say that high availability and choice of service-level agreements are top needs for an enterprise-grade cloud solution.

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69 percent of CIOs and other IT managers say enterprise-level performance is a top enterprise-grade need for a cloud solution.

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Enterprise components (53 percent)Choice of geographic location (34 percent)

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