CIOs' Appreciation of the Cloud Keeps Growing

By Michael Vizard  |  Posted 12-20-2012

CIOs' Appreciation of the Cloud Keeps Growing

The CIO View
CIOs report a wide range of reasons for adopting cloud applications, including compliance requirements (58%), better value (53%) and competitive advantage (51%).

CIOs' Appreciation of the Cloud Keeps Growing

CIOs' Appreciation of the Cloud Keeps Growing

The Business Executive View
Business executives cite one key driver for choosing cloud applications: better value (80%).

CIOs' Appreciation of the Cloud Keeps Growing

CIOs' Appreciation of the Cloud Keeps Growing

Are You Experienced?
79% of all participants say employees believe experience with cloud applications is beneficial.

CIOs' Appreciation of the Cloud Keeps Growing

CIOs' Appreciation of the Cloud Keeps Growing

Limited Resistance
95% of CIOs say IT employees want to gain expertise with cloud applications.

CIOs' Appreciation of the Cloud Keeps Growing

CIOs' Appreciation of the Cloud Keeps Growing

Technical Help Available
83% of CIOs have no problem finding technical help to manage and customize cloud applications.

CIOs' Appreciation of the Cloud Keeps Growing

CIOs' Appreciation of the Cloud Keeps Growing

Outdated Software
61% of CIOs report critical applications have not been updated recently.

CIOs' Appreciation of the Cloud Keeps Growing

CIOs' Appreciation of the Cloud Keeps Growing

Missing Updates
14% of CIOs say business-critical software hasn’t been updated in over four years while 32% say three years and 54% say two years.

CIOs' Appreciation of the Cloud Keeps Growing

CIOs' Appreciation of the Cloud Keeps Growing

Shaky Compliance
28% of CIOs who have requirements that business-critical software be on current maintenance lack confidence that they are in compliance.

CIOs' Appreciation of the Cloud Keeps Growing