HOPKINTON, MA - February 10, 2015 -
EMC Corporation t oday released the findings of a global study of 10,451 IT business decision-makers across 33 countries, conducted by Vanson Bourne, which gauged global sentiment about IT's evolving role in organizations today. The survey revealed increasing adoption of cloud computing globally, with the majority of respondents citing hybrid cloud as their preferred option for greater agility and security.
Respondents believe IT is a business enabler now more than ever before, yet spending is moving outside of its control. To help support business growth, a majority of respondents believe IT must act as an in-house broker of on-demand services. This pressure combined with a widening IT skills gap appears to be driving interest among IT professionals in pursuing hybrid cloud.
Critical findings from the survey include:
This has put the spotlight on automation and innovations such as hybrid cloud.
For more detailed results, including breakdowns by country, please visit http://www.emc.com/campaign/global/forum2014/survey.htm
Jeremy Burton, President, Products and Marketing, EMC Corporation
“Enterprise IT continues to be under massive pressure to improve quality of service while reducing cost. As a result, companies are moving toward more advanced levels of IT infrastructure driven by innovation such as hybrid cloud. We expect this uptake to continue in 2015 as companies look for agile, simple, and secure services. ”
Josh Kahn, Senior Vice President, Global Solutions, EMC Corporation
“This survey shows that I.T. decisions makers around the globe are adopting a common vision for the future of I.T. First, the vast majority believe technology will create a competitive advantage as more and more business moves online. Second, there is a conviction that I.T. must become an in-house provider of on-demand services to truly enable the business. And finally, that the best way to improve agility and security is to combine public and private clouds in IT service offerings.”
Survey data collected from the 2014 EMC Forum registrations has been gathered for each individual event (this survey is a non-mandatory set of questions delivered via email upon completion of the registration form). Sector and size data is also collected for each respondent. 10,451 respondents from the following 33 regions were interviewed in total:
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