One of the reasons cloud computing is expected to be popular with small-to-medium (SMB) organizations is that the state of their IT operations is considered suspect given budget limitations and the skill level of the people they can afford to hire.
While there is clearly a lot of room for improvement, a new survey of 200 IT decision makers at U.S. organizations with five to 50 employees, conducted by Opinion Matters on behalf of GFI Software, finds that the state of IT within most IT organizations can best be described as a mixed bag. There appears to be lot more confidence in the skill set of IT staff than was initially thought, but that confidence is far from universal.
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