The IDC study discusses IDC's Cloud Maturity Model — a tool for organizations that are interested in understanding how they can move forward successfully with cloud computing. Based on results from IDC's 2013 European CloudTrack Survey, European organizations are still struggling with the fundamental aspects of cloud implementations.
"The use of cloud computing as an increasingly business-critical technology is quickly changing how companies and institutions evaluate, procure, and deploy IT assets," said Carla Arend, program director, IDC's Cloud Practice. "However, the effective use of automation, self-service, and orchestration tools remains the biggest challenge for IT organizations, while accurately defining costs and implementing chargeback models is a struggle in the business and IT relationship. The transition to cloud computing requires change throughout the organization's people, process, and technology."
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