This IDC study analyzes survey data from over 1,100 business and IT decision makers whose organizations are currently using cloud or plan to use cloud within the next 12 months The data shows that these decision makers recognize they still have a long way to go in terms of adapting IT management skills, processes, and technologies to be able to effectively implement and operate complex, hybrid IT environments spanning public cloud, private cloud, and legacy systems.
"Mature cloud management is built on a base of standardization, automation, orchestration, and business/IT collaboration," states Mary Johnston Turner, research vice president, IDC's Enterprise Systems Management Software. "Yet IDC's 2013 CloudTrack Survey indicates most organizations that have already committed to some type of cloud strategy do not feel that their capabilities in those areas are fully ready to support their goals. We expect many organizations will need to review and refresh their cloud management strategies in 2014 if they are to achieve their overall cloud goals of improving business performance, reducing IT costs, and enhancing IT staff productivity."
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