Quarter of IT bosses to introduce private clouds this year
But organisational culture remains barrier to adoption.
By Tom Jowitt | Techworld | Published: 18:07, 04 August 2009
Yet it seems that CIOs and IT managers do still have to overcome some internal hurdles, with the survey finding that business decision makers are not fully aware of the benefits the technology can deliver. 76 percent of respondents admitted they do not feel that the business decision makers understand the potential of private clouds.
Also over one third (37 percent) felt organisational culture was the biggest barrier to establishing a private cloud. Others cited complexity of managing (26 percent), security (21 percent), upfront costs (8 percent) and application software licensing (8 percent).
"The private cloud route offers organisations a responsive, cost effective infrastructure model and supports IT's obligation to oversee fundamental corporate requirements, including governance, compliance, business continuity, cost management and risk management," said Randy Clark, CMO.
"IT executives are clearly convinced about the efficiencies and cost savings that private clouds will deliver, but as the research highlights, senior business decision makers are not yet on-board. If enterprises are to reap the full benefits of private clouds, the IT function will evolve to become a business service partner to the business," said Clark. "While this transition will not happen overnight it's hugely important and will require internal leadership and world-class vendor support."
Platform did not respond to an interview request at the time of writing.