Findings from an IDG Research study commissioned by Flexera has revealed IT executives believe cloud IT asset visibility is critical to cut infrastructure costs and risks.
The CIO QuickPulse poll gathered feedback from IT executives representing high tech, manufacturing (e.g., automotive, aerospace, mining, chemical, etc.), telecommunications & utilities, education, financial services, healthcare and retail.
The general consensus is that IT executives remain extremely concerned about the visibility of applications deployed in the cloud – specifically Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) implementations.
The survey revealed organisations are planning to migrate more and more applications in the cloud, and Flexera says this creates a challenge as often these ‘bring your own software licence’ cloud migration plans don’t include cloud management, with manual processes becoming the major obstacle.
“Organisations are spending millions on software running on the cloud,” says Walker White, vice president of Data Platform at Flexera.
“Yet, many have no idea that moving their applications to the cloud often exposes them to the same security and compliance risk they faced with on-premises. IT executives are rightfully concerned. Bottom line? Without visibility into their IT assets on the cloud, companies can’t reduce those risks and make sound business decisions.”
Some of the key findings include: