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Cloud, analytic and mobile technologies pose major challenges for business says report

Wed 21 May 2014

The business world is poorly prepared to face the challenges of the new era of IT according to a new study.

From a forthcoming IBM study, called IT Infrastructure Matters, based on responses from 750 technology executives from around the world, it found less than 10% of organisations felt their existing IT infrastructure is fully prepared to address the proliferation of cloud computing, data analytics, mobile devices and social media.

Seven out of 10 organisations said they recognised that the role IT infrastructure plays in being competitive and optimising revenues. And the majority, 62%, said they plan to increase their IT infrastructure spend over the next 12 to 18 months. But despite this importance of IT infrastructure, only 22% of companies surveyed felt they have a well-defined enterprise IT infrastructure strategy roadmap.

Just under half feel they face challenges moving large amounts of data between geographies, another 43% reported security challenges, and 43% face “constraints with the ability to cut costs and improve efficiencies in their global storage environment”.

“Complete findings from the overall research study will be made publicly available in July 2014,” said a spokesman.


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