EMC has declared the findings of a global IT business decision-maker survey which asserted the global sentiment about IT’s evolving role in organisations.
According to the survey, the global increase in the adoption of cloud computing and that the majority of respondents cited hybrid cloud as the preferred option due to its greater agility and security. Other challenges and drivers for adoption include 35% believing that their organisation doesn’t have the right level of skills and knowledge to achieve key business priorities. In line with this, 69% believe that training IT staff to keep pace with the implications of megatrends such as cloud, Big data and others, will be a challenge for their organisation over the next couple of years. Despite the movement of organisations to be increasingly online, only 16% of respondents would be willing to host any application on a public cloud.
The apps that they would be most unwilling to put on the public cloud would be, financial planning 39%, human capital management 35% and ERP 32%. Developed markets are leading the charge for cloud adoption while emerging markets appear to have more fear around cloud adoption. However, emerging markets are more positive about the IT department and hybrid cloud, 79% said that they expect a competitive advantage from megatrends. Although the difference between developed and emerging is quite small as 75% of developed countries feel the same way. The same can be said for combining public and private cloud as a means to improve security and agility; 67% in emerging believe this versus 60% in developed. The survey collected data from emailed questions and received 10,451 responses from 33 regions across APJ, EMEA and the Americas. The respondents are IT business decision-makers.