Complexity and Legacy IT Delay Cloud Adoption

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 07-25-2013

Complexity and Legacy IT Delay Cloud Adoption

Blame the Existing Infrastructure  More than half of CIOs (58%) say the complexity of their existing IT infrastructure is enough to give them pause about deploying a new cloud solution.

Complexity and Legacy IT Delay Cloud Adoption

Complexity and Legacy IT Delay Cloud Adoption

Legacies Aren't Always So Wonderful  Legacy IT might seem good, but when it comes to adopting new solutions, it's quite the opposite. What's worse, 28% of CIOs say their current infrastructure can be described as only "legacy."

Complexity and Legacy IT Delay Cloud Adoption

Complexity and Legacy IT Delay Cloud Adoption

Cloud Services Augment Current Services  It appears that cloud services aren't being adopted for the sake of replacing the current infrastructure. Instead, 65% of CIOs have deployed cloud solutions as a way to bolster existing services.

Complexity and Legacy IT Delay Cloud Adoption

Complexity and Legacy IT Delay Cloud Adoption

The Cloud Is Still Relatively New  Although cloud-based solutions are hardly new, 68% of CIOs started investing in cloud-based solutions less than two years ago.

Complexity and Legacy IT Delay Cloud Adoption

Complexity and Legacy IT Delay Cloud Adoption

The Cloud As a Growth Mechanism  Despite concerns over cloud computing, 40% of CIOs believe that adopting more Web-based solutions should allow them to "unlock their business' potential." 

Complexity and Legacy IT Delay Cloud Adoption

Complexity and Legacy IT Delay Cloud Adoption

Expansion Is Key  And 49% of CIOs say that adopting cloud solutions would enable their companies to expand into other regions, a key ingredient in success these days.

Complexity and Legacy IT Delay Cloud Adoption

Complexity and Legacy IT Delay Cloud Adoption

What the Cloud Can Deliver  CIOs’ main draw to cloud solutions is the alignment of business strategy and IT. In fact, that's the driving force for 59% of CIOs’ desire to invest in the cloud.

Complexity and Legacy IT Delay Cloud Adoption

Complexity and Legacy IT Delay Cloud Adoption

BYOD Is Another Concern  The BYOD craze is also driving investment in the cloud, with 46% of CIOs saying that employees having access to enterprise services from multiple devices is extremely important.

Complexity and Legacy IT Delay Cloud Adoption

Complexity and Legacy IT Delay Cloud Adoption

A Recommendation for Cloud Providers  In its survey’s conclusion, NTT suggested that cloud providers "need to demonstrate they can virtualize and industrialize a huge variety of IT platforms and services, and deliver them all with total security."

Complexity and Legacy IT Delay Cloud Adoption