Why IT Leaders Are Cloud Believers

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 03-11-2016 Email

About a decade ago, the cloud was still considered somewhat of a novelty. Today, it is considered as commonplace—and business-critical—as computing devices, servers or even electricity. For proof, look no further than a recent survey from Evolve IP, which indicates that the vast majority of CIOs, senior tech leaders and other execs say that cloud computing is the future of IT. In fact, an increasing number of IT managers call themselves "cloud believers" now. The accompanying "Adoption of Cloud Services in North America" report reveals that nearly all companies are deploying at least one service in the cloud, if not several. The interest should only grow, as organizations set aside more budgeting for cloud initiatives to accommodate server, data center, phone systems and disaster recovery needs. Whether the tech department is involved in such acquisitions, however, remains in question, as a significant number of non-IT departments are pursuing cloud implementation without consulting IT. A total of 1,080 U.S. CIOs, CTOs, IT managers/directors, CFOs, CEOs and other C-suite/director-level execs took part in the research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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