A new survey from CompTIA, an industry association serving the needs of IT services organizations, finds that when it comes to cloud computing, end users and IT services companies are closely aligned on what they hope to get from the cloud.
In a survey of 602 IT decision makers and IT services firms, CompTIA found that both IT organizations and the IT services companies that serve them believe cloud computing will lower their costs. But the biggest challenge IT organizations face is figuring out how to embrace cloud computing, while IT services companies appear to be challenged with how to make money selling cloud computing services.
Together, these two trends have the potential to significantly slow the migration to cloud computing as customers and vendors alike appear to be struggling with how to get there from where they are today.
Click through for results from a CompTIA cloud computing survey.
IT services firms are all in.
Big and external are the two dominant themes.
Obviously, that's what IT services like about the cloud as well.
Getting there is the biggest problem.
Cost and making money are top of mind.
All three cloud computing models are being embraced.
Third-party still leads direct self-service.
Costs still trump flexibility.
On the same page with IT services firms.
Security and integration top the list.
Lack of expertise tops the list.