Strategic Tech Slideshow: Time to Outsource Infrastructure

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 06-22-2010

Time to Outsource Infrastructure

17 percent of companies around the world now outsource their IT infrastructure.

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64 percent of companies around the world will outsource their IT infrastructure by the year 2020, the report forecasts.

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61 percent of IT/business decision-makers taking part in the report's survey believe that managing IT in-house provides no competitive advantage and has to stop.

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48 percent of those surveyed say finding more cost-effective IT infrastructure solutions is a top strategic priority for 2010.

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43 percent of those surveyed say focusing IT resources on developing and/or managing business-critical applications is a top priority for 2010.

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32 percent of those surveyed say enabling collaboration to gain operational efficiencies is a top priority for 2010.

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90 percent of enterprises in the United Kingdom have the majority of their IT infrastructure located in-house.

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82 percent of enterprises in the U.S. have the majority of their infrastructure located in-house.

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43 percent of those surveyed indicate that company culture was the biggest barrier to change when it comes to outsourcing infrastructure needs.

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37 percent of those surveyed indicate that infrastructure needs aren't being outsourced because the current assets/investments haven't been written off yet.

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54 percent of those surveyed either currently use or plan to use cloud computing within the next 12 months for their applications.

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Nearly three-quarters of those surveyed will be using cloud computing for their applications at some point in the future.

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52 percent of those surveyed say the security of sensitive data is a top reason for not adopting cloud computing.

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27 percent of those surveyed say uncertainty over cloud value is a top reason for not adopting cloud computing.

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Nearly one quarter of those surveyed say a top reason for not adopting cloud computing is that the cloud is an unproven concept for larger organizations.

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