Companies Unprepared for Data, Cloud Challenges
71% of survey respondents say IT infrastructure plays an important role in enabling competitive advantage or optimizing revenue and profit.
62% expect to increase IT infrastructure investment within the next 18 months, and more than one in 10 plan to do so by more than 10%.
Only 4% feel that IT is strictly a necessary tool to perform day-to-day business and doesn’t differentiate IT’s role.
Just 9% say their existing IT infrastructure is “fully” prepared to address the increasing popularity of social media and collaborative platforms.
Only 7% feel their existing IT infrastructure is fully prepared to respond to cloud computing demands.
A mere 4% say their existing IT infrastructure is fully prepared to deal with the proliferation of users’ mobile, smart devices.
None of the survey respondents could say that their existing IT infrastructure was fully prepared to integrate, leverage and analyze the increasing quantity of big data.
40% feel that non-IT business functions will be involved in making infrastructure decisions on needs such as devices, security and cloud computing.
Just 30% believe that they are effectively collaborating with business to provide IT infrastructure solutions.
Rogue admins and privileged insiders: 48%, Social media activities: 41%, Back-doors or hidden functions inserted by firmware, middleware, toolkits and other products from the supply chain: 38%, Malware insertion or latent product vulnerabilities: 38%, Advanced persistent threats: 36%