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Survey Shows Cloud Computing Elevating the Role of IT: Focus on Business Strategy and Innovation

March 8, 2011 by · Comments Off on Survey Shows Cloud Computing Elevating the Role of IT: Focus on Business Strategy and Innovation 

Hosting ToolboxISLANDIA, N.Y. – CA Technologies (Nasdaq: CA) today released a study indicating that cloud computing is enabling a more central role for IT in shaping business strategy and driving innovation.  The vast majority of survey respondents (96 percent) believes the primary role of IT has changed over the past five years, and 71 percent expect that trend to continue over the next two years.  The study, which was conducted by IDG Research Services and sponsored by CA Technologies, polled 200 IT managers in the U.S. and Europe.

More than half (54 percent) of the respondents acknowledge the current value of IT is largely defined by its role as owner and operator of IT infrastructure; however, respondents believe within two years, the primary value of IT will come from managing the IT supply chain. Fifty percent of those surveyed indicate that an increase in cloud-based services, particularly those that were formerly managed in-house, has contributed to this evolution. Read more

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