Why Cloud Deployment Is at a Crossroads

Why Cloud Deployment Is at a Crossroads

Why Cloud Deployment Is at a CrossroadsWhy Cloud Deployment Is at a Crossroads

The majority of surveyed IT decision-makers struggle to form an effective cloud strategy, so business managers often avoid IT and purchase cloud services.

Tentative ProgressTentative Progress

Less than 14% of survey respondents describe their organization’s cloud deployment as an “internal corporate standard,” and more than three of five said this deployment is only “limited” or is even in an “experimentation” stage.

Without a CompassWithout a Compass

54% of IT decision-makers said their teams struggle to form an effective cloud strategy, and 52% lack a formalized cloud strategy entirely.

Help WantedHelp Wanted

53% of these decision-makers said they struggle to recruit the needed skills to support cloud initiatives.

Internal IssueInternal Issue

34% said their IT department has experienced a cloud failure caused by their staff’s actions.

Uncontrolled CostsUncontrolled Costs

57% said they have exceeded cloud budgets, and 44% said they struggle to hold lines of business accountable for cloud spending.


More than one-quarter of line-of-business managers “rarely” or never involve IT in app purchases.

Rationalized Decision, Part IRationalized Decision, Part I

36% of these business managers who don’t involve IT in app purchases said they do this because they have their own tech budget and can “do as (we) please.”

Rationalized Decision, Part IIRationalized Decision, Part II

33% of these managers said they don’t involve IT because they didn’t think such involvement was necessary.

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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