Senior Execs Move Forward With Cloud Investments

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 08-02-2013

Senior Execs Move Forward With Cloud Investments

On Board 70% of C-Suite, VP and IT director-level execs consider themselves "cloud believers."

Senior Execs Move Forward With Cloud Investments

Senior Execs Move Forward With Cloud Investments

On the Fence Just 53% of IT managers describe themselves as cloud believers.

Senior Execs Move Forward With Cloud Investments

Senior Execs Move Forward With Cloud Investments

Moving Forward 75% of survey respondents plan to add new or additional cloud services in the next three years.

Senior Execs Move Forward With Cloud Investments

Senior Execs Move Forward With Cloud Investments

Line Item Increases 43% of respondents say there are budget increases for cloud services this year, and more than six of 10 expect an increase in 2014.

Senior Execs Move Forward With Cloud Investments

Senior Execs Move Forward With Cloud Investments

Split Decision 69% of senior-level execs plan on spending more for cloud services in the immediate future, compared to just 52% of IT managers.

Senior Execs Move Forward With Cloud Investments

Senior Execs Move Forward With Cloud Investments

Benefits Package 70% of organizations in the cloud have experienced improved flexibility and scalability, and six in 10 have seen improved disaster avoidance and business continuity.

Senior Execs Move Forward With Cloud Investments

Senior Execs Move Forward With Cloud Investments

Top Services for Cloud Deployment  Servers and data centers: 28%, Microsoft Exchange: 22%, Colocation and backup infrastructure: 22%, Phone systems: 17%, Microsoft Office: 17%

Senior Execs Move Forward With Cloud Investments

Senior Execs Move Forward With Cloud Investments

Outsourcing Plans 54% of survey respondents believe their IT staff can implement a cloud strategy independently, but only 31% of companies are likely do this without outside help.

Senior Execs Move Forward With Cloud Investments

Senior Execs Move Forward With Cloud Investments

Top Barriers for Cloud Adoption Security: 55%, Legal and compliance issues: 39%, Privacy: 37%

Senior Execs Move Forward With Cloud Investments

Senior Execs Move Forward With Cloud Investments

Cloud Concerns Just one-third of survey respondents are concerned about the reliability of the cloud, and the same, relatively low portion has concerns about cloud performance.

Senior Execs Move Forward With Cloud Investments