Network is a major challenge for CIOs to achieve goals

|May 14, 2015 0
Conducted by independent research agency Vanson Bourne, polled 200 CIOs across six countries

BANGALORE, INDIA: 75pc of CIO respondents stated their network is an issue in achieving their organizations goals. In the Brocade Global CIO Survey 2015, for almost a quarter of CIO’s polled, it is a “significant” issue.

The survey of CIOs worldwide reveals the business impact of legacy infrastructures, and highlights the need for more innovative solutions to businesses network needs.

The survey, conducted by independent research agency Vanson Bourne, polled 200 CIOs across six countries. Topline findings include:

  • CIOs are distracted by the business of keeping the lights on. Over half spend more than 50 percent of their time reactively citing network downtime/availability as one of the most likely reasons especially for CIOs with more than 1,000 employees in their organization.
  • CIOs top concerns are security and fast deployment of and access to new applications and services, more than big data and analytics, communication and collaboration, or compliance with regulations.
  • The top four technology issues CIOs need to address are: operational platforms (Oracle, SAP), data center upgrade/expansion, virtual, security, network upgrade/expansion.
  • 40 percent of CIOs claim to be concerned about choosing the right vendors to deliver what the business is asking.

On the topic of cloud, the survey found:

· Cloud is a given (90 percent have some form of cloud within their organization) but control of cloud acquisition is a different matter. Over one third of respondents state that cloud adoption without involvement from IT is not allowed but does or may happen anyway.

· CIOs concerns about non-authorised cloud include its (negative) impact on owned infrastructure performance, inability to manage the network and IT disputes with cloud providers.

· 83 percent of CIOs believe procurement of cloud services without IT engagement will increase.

· 82 percent admit this leads to fears about their job security, and one in five find such activities cause them extreme stress.

The respondents also said,

  • 79 percent of CIOs were worried about the delivery of new services to support business growth
  • 77 percent were concerned about delivering better analytics/data mining
  • 68 percent of CIOs were worried about improving delivery of services, with the same percentage citing fast deployment of new applications as a significant concern
  • Reducing organizations operational expenses was a top concern for 65 percent of the respondents

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