Usage of virtualization technologies and cloud computing has been relatively tepid to date. But a new survey of 100 CIOs based in the U.S., conducted by the research firm Worldwide Executive Council on behalf of Apptio, a provider of IT financial management software, finds that adoption rates for virtualization and cloud computing should increase dramatically over the next 12 months.
However, the study also finds that making the financial case for virtualization technologies and cloud computing is frequently not clear cut. And without clarity into the true costs, adoption of these related sets of technologies may not be as robust as some might think.
Click through for results from a survey conducted on virtualization and cloud computing adoption, conducted by Worldwide Executive Council on behalf of Apptio.
Numbers are not all that high.
Slow but steady gains.
A mixed response in a range of easy to difficult.
About a third don’t have as much control over business units as others.
Not all that much.
Not much happening in the way of chargebacks.
Higher than most would have thought.
A fairly sizeable number.
More talk than action.
Cost narrowly leads the list.
Web hosting and payroll still lead the list.
Nothing more sophisticated than costs.
Growing in priority.
No room for error.
Well over a third don’t have a process.
Rising in importance.
Most do some reporting.
Getting a lot higher.
Not as high as one might hope.
Much work remains to be done.