Bridging the cloud-benefits-to-cloud-strategy gap

Grazed from WhaTech. Author: Editorial Staff.

Outsource surveyed 150 senior IT and management decision-makers, 110 in Australia and 40 in New Zealand. Forty six percent of respondents said that cloud had CEO and board support.Respondents represented avariety of industries including banking and financial services, education, government, other professional services, retail, transport, insurance, utilities, resources, and entertainment.

However this board support has not so far lead to the same level of adoption. Only 13.3 percent of respondents’ organisations were using Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) with full senior management approval...

The study suggested one possible reason for this, saying: “While mostorganisations have implemented a cloud strategy of somekind and clearly understand the benefits of cloud, they havenot measured the specific business benefits they haveachieved, nor are they communicating these benefits clearlyto the board or executive management.”...

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