Organizations Facing Bumpy Cloud Transition

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 02-20-2013

Organizations Facing Bumpy Cloud Transition

Budget Minded  52% of IT executives say cost reductions are a top objective in pursuing cloud adoption.

Organizations Facing Bumpy Cloud Transition

Organizations Facing Bumpy Cloud Transition

Passing Grade  70% of overall respondents say the cloud is delivering these needed efficiencies and cost savings.

Organizations Facing Bumpy Cloud Transition

Organizations Facing Bumpy Cloud Transition

Painful Transition  Even with eventual cost savings and efficiencies, 33% of participants say implementation, transition and integration costs of cloud adoption are too high.

Organizations Facing Bumpy Cloud Transition

Organizations Facing Bumpy Cloud Transition

IT Execs’ Other Top Cloud Objectives
• Speed to adoption for IT tools: 34%
• New market entry: 29%
• Business process transformation: 20%
• Improved customer alignment and interaction: 20%

Organizations Facing Bumpy Cloud Transition

Organizations Facing Bumpy Cloud Transition

Alignment Adjustment  31% of participants say integrating cloud resources with existing architecture remains a key challenge of cloud adoption.

Organizations Facing Bumpy Cloud Transition

Organizations Facing Bumpy Cloud Transition

Big Breach  30% have dealt with significant data loss and privacy issues.

Organizations Facing Bumpy Cloud Transition

Organizations Facing Bumpy Cloud Transition

Handing Off  30% are concerned about losing control of their operations and assets in the cloud.

Organizations Facing Bumpy Cloud Transition

Organizations Facing Bumpy Cloud Transition

Disjointed Parties  One-quarter are challenged by the lack of unified standards among cloud providers, leading to interoperability issues.

Organizations Facing Bumpy Cloud Transition

Organizations Facing Bumpy Cloud Transition

Small Hurdle  Only 18% say that legal and regulatory compliance has impacted their organization's cloud adoption.

Organizations Facing Bumpy Cloud Transition

Organizations Facing Bumpy Cloud Transition

Top Business Functions Using Cloud Services
• HR: 57%
• IT management: 54%
• Email and collaboration software: 53%
• Sales and marketing: 52%
• Customer care: 51%

Organizations Facing Bumpy Cloud Transition