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CIOs risk being 'left out' of cloud computing

Rachel Wheeler Archive
Some chief information officers (CIOs) could be at risk of being left out of cloud computing, it has been suggested.

According to research from Easynet Global Services, 57 per cent of CIOs believe that their existing network will cope without any extra investment.

However, 49 per cent of officers were found to be planning an increase in their cloud technologies investment over the course of the next year.

Indeed, one in five considers their corporate network to be of key concern when it comes to migrating to the cloud.

Justin Fielder, from Easynet, commented: "Companies will not get the benefits they expect from cloud computing unless CIOs consider the entire scenario, not just where their data is stored."

He added that 55 per cent of people surveyed believe that adopting the cloud will bring about cost savings.

Other advantages highlighted include the flexibility and scalability of the conceptĀ