January 2, 2013

ZD Net

Cloud research exposes gaps between CIOs and business leaders

New research on cloud adoption brings forth significant perception gaps between business executives and IT leadership.

We often hear that IT is not aligned with the business, which is a catchall concept loosely meaning that business leaders and IT folks do not understand each other's goals. Although differences in perspective and goals between these groups do exist, the gaps are difficult to measure, quantify, or even describe precisely. Nonetheless, these differences in goals and expectations are real.

We often hear that IT is not aligned with the business, which is a catchall concept loosely meaning that business leaders and IT folks do not understand each other's goals. Although differences in perspective and goals between these groups do exist, the gaps are difficult to measure, quantify, or even describe precisely. Nonetheless, these differences in goals and expectations are real.

A recent survey on cloud adoption presents an interesting view of the perception gap between IT and business executives. Although the survey focuses on issues such as on-premise upgrades and availability of technical resources, the best stuff is buried in a single graphic.

Enterprise performance management vendor Host Analyticssponsored a survey (PDF download), by Dimensional Research, that describes certain drivers of cloud adoption.

To read the full article, visit: http://www.zdnet.com/cloud-research-exposes-gaps-between-cios-and-business-leaders-7000010074/