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Pre-Conceived Notions Hold Back Cloud Adoption

Posted on 2.23.2015

The cloud has transformed the way companies provide services to their consumers, yet many remain hesitant to migrate their internal systems to the cloud.

CDW, a provider of technology solutions, has announced the release of its latest report, dubbed “Cloud 401: Navigating Advanced Topics in Cloud Computing,” which details the success and struggles that organizations have when they deploy data, storage or application services in the cloud.

Of all problems that can occur when using the cloud, IT decision makers identified migration and integration as the top challenge. Fifty-nine percent of those surveyed claim that due to the believed complexity around enabling and integrating cloud systems with legacy systems (old computer system or application program) they are not leveraging the cloud as much as possible.

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While the survey shows that cloud computing still has some obvious obstacles, respondents also stated they expect to implement 35 percent of their new IT services in the cloud. The survey identified storage, email and Web hosting services as the most widely delivered via the cloud and as the easiest to transition.

“Cloud services have such great appeal that departments outside IT are often sourcing them independently, but rather than diminishing IT’s role, the data suggests that IT has a more critical role than ever: integrating cloud with traditional services and architecting for reliability and continuity of service, regardless of delivery mode,” stated Stephen Braat, vice president of cloud and managed solutions at CDW.

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