Companies Unprepared for Data, Cloud Challenges

Companies Unprepared for Data, Cloud Challenges

Essential IngredientEssential Ingredient

71% of survey respondents say IT infrastructure plays an important role in enabling competitive advantage or optimizing revenue and profit.

Spending SpreeSpending Spree

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%.

Stale RoutineStale Routine

Only 4% feel that IT is strictly a necessary tool to perform day-to-day business and doesn’t differentiate IT’s role.

Ill-Prepared: Social MisfitIll-Prepared: Social Misfit

Just 9% say their existing IT infrastructure is “fully” prepared to address the increasing popularity of social media and collaborative platforms.

Ill-Prepared: Stormy SituationIll-Prepared: Stormy Situation

Only 7% feel their existing IT infrastructure is fully prepared to respond to cloud computing demands.

Ill-Prepared: GroundedIll-Prepared: Grounded

A mere 4% say their existing IT infrastructure is fully prepared to deal with the proliferation of users’ mobile, smart devices.

Ill-Prepared: Big ProblemIll-Prepared: Big Problem

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.

Consensus EffortConsensus Effort

40% feel that non-IT business functions will be involved in making infrastructure decisions on needs such as devices, security and cloud computing.

Departmental SilosDepartmental Silos

Just 30% believe that they are effectively collaborating with business to provide IT infrastructure solutions.

Top Security ThreatsTop Security Threats

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%

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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