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Cloud Management Maturity: A Work in Progress

LONDON, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:

Cloud Management Maturity: A Work in Progress

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."

Table of Contents

IDC Opinion

In This Study

Methodology

Situation Overview

Current State of Cloud Maturity

Stage 1: Ad Hoc

Stage 2: Opportunistic

Stage 3: Repeatable

Stage 4: Managed

Stage 5: Optimized

Cloud Management Maturity Demands Sophisticated Hybrid Solutions

Current State of Cloud Management Technology Maturity

Current State of Cloud Management Staff and Skills Maturity

Current State of Cloud IT Management Process Maturity

Current State of Business/IT Cloud Governance Process Maturity

Future Outlook

Essential Guidance

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Related Research

Synopsis

Table: Cloud Maturity Stages by Company Size: Current Versus in the Next 24 Months (% of Respondents)

Table: Status of Cloud Management Technology Maturity by Company Size (% of Respondents)

Table: Status of Cloud IT Management Staff Maturity by Company Size (% of Respondents)

Table: Status of Cloud IT Management Process Maturity by Company Size (% of Respondents)

Table: Status of Cloud Business/IT Governance Process Maturity by Company Size (% of Respondents)

Table: Public Cloud Drivers by Company Size (% of Respondents)

Table: Private Cloud Drivers by Company Size (% of Respondents)

Figure: Worldwide Cloud Maturity Segmentation, 2013

Figure: Change in Cloud Plans, 2012 Versus 2013

Figure: Estimated Allocation of IT Budget to Cloud Models , Currently, in the Next 12 Months, and 2020

Figure: Status of IT Cloud Management Technology Maturity

Figure: Readiness to Make Consistent Use of Standard Configuration and Provisioning Templates

Figure: Status of IT Cloud Management People and Skills Maturity

Figure: IT Staff Skills Availability to Fully Exploit Cloud Management, Automation, and Monitoring Tools

Figure: Status of IT Cloud Management Process Maturity

Figure: Identification of Applications Best Benefitting from Cloud

Figure: Status of Business/IT Cloud Governance Process Maturity

Figure: Business Leaders' View of IT as a Trusted Partner and Resource for Implementing Cloud Initiatives

Figure: Top Benefits Expected from Public Cloud

Figure: Top Benefits Expected from Private Cloud

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Cloud Management Maturity: A Work in Progress
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