What CIOs Need to Run a Hybrid IT Environment

What CIOs Need to Run a Hybrid IT Environment

What CIOs Need to Run a Hybrid IT EnvironmentWhat CIOs Need to Run a Hybrid IT Environment

Cloud adoption is everywhere, but it’s not suitable for all workloads, so CIOs and IT pros must determine what stays in-house and what lives in the cloud.

Critical CloudCritical Cloud

92% of survey respondents said the adoption of cloud tech is important to their organization’s long-term business success, with 27% indicating this is “extremely” important.

Gradual EffortGradual Effort

Just 43% estimate that at least half of their organization’s total IT infrastructure will be in the cloud within the next three to five years, despite their prioritization of the cloud as a business driver.

Partial InvestmentPartial Investment

60% said it is unlikely that all of their company’s infrastructure will ever migrate to the cloud.


Only 27% are certain that their tech department currently has adequate resources to manage a hybrid IT environment.

Critical CollaborationCritical Collaboration

83% said it is important to work with business executive leaders when developing and executing a cloud strategy, and 48% said this is “extremely” important.

Support SystemSupport System

56% said they have the level of support needed from their leadership/organization to develop/improve the skills required to better manage hybrid IT.

Talent Search, Part ITalent Search, Part I

48% said they need employees skilled at hybrid tech monitoring/management tools and metrics to better oversee hybrid IT environments, and 41% cited the need for app migration specialists.

Talent Search, Part IITalent Search, Part II

32% said they require job candidates who are skilled at working with distributed architectures to better manage hybrid IT, and 31% said they require employees with a proven track record in service-oriented architectures.

Top Tech Resources/Tools Migrating to the CloudTop Tech Resources/Tools Migrating to the Cloud

Apps: 69%, Storage: 49%, Databases: 33%

Biggest Challenges of Hybrid ITBiggest Challenges of Hybrid IT

Security: 62%, Control over cloud-based services and apps: 47%, Management and monitoring complexities: 45%

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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