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Changing IT Function & Skills

More collaboration lies ahead

As the enterprise IT ecosystem evolves, so must the skillsets of the managers and professionals charged with overseeing that ecosystem. That means better collaboration with the business, redeployment of personnel, and a dose of retraining. Six in ten BDMs said cloud will increase IT’s collaboration with other departments, and nearly half of ITDMs said they’ll be retraining or repositioning current IT staff. Tell us how the cloud is affecting your IT staff – and see how others are addressing the impact of cloud on the IT organization.

1. How are cloud services affecting your organization’s IT function & staff?

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1. How are cloud services affecting your organization’s IT function & staff?


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61%
61% of BDMs said cloud will increase IT’s collaboration with other departments, vs. 45% of ITDMs

46%
46% of ITDMs said IT will retrain or reposition current IT staff in wake of cloud transition, vs. 30% of BDMs

$1m
Companies spending more than $1M on cloud initiatives are more likely to be investing in both retraining and hiring than those spending less than $100K on cloud.

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Source: Research data based on a 2015 online survey of 962 readers of IDG publications CIO, CSO, Computerworld, Network World, Info World and ITworld.

Conclusion: Innovation Ahead

As cloud adoption increases, its benefits are becoming more clear to organizations of all sizes, in any industry. Companies are finding new ways in which the cloud can improve access to information, enhance collaboration with colleagues, partners and customers, increase the speed of decision-making, and help to achieve business goals.

For more information on how the cloud can transform your business, please visit Microsoft Cloud.