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IT decentralistion driving up costs in Indian firms: Study

By Ians English

Bengaluru, Nov 28 Nearly 80 per cent of the Indian IT decision-makers and business leaders feel that the decentralisation of technology is increasing costs or spending within their organisations, a study revealed on Monday.


According to the study "The State of the Cloud 2016" by Cloud solutions provider VMware, Infrmation Technology (IT) departments are being sidestepped by business leaders who adopt their own Cloud-based technologies to innovate faster and meet growth objectives.

The study, conducted by market research firm Vanson Bourne for VMware, added this raises a pressing need for IT to adopt a common operating environment for all Clouds to mitigate complexities, inefficiencies and security risks and more importantly, simultaneously enable innovation.

"The challenge for local CIOs is to continue enabling their companies to innovate and meet growth objectives, and yet effectively manage and secure applications dispersed across multiple Cloud environments," said Arun Parameswaran, Managing Director, India, VMware.

Eighty-three per cent of respondents felt that the IT department should be responsible for driving innovation across the organisation and currently, there is lack of clear ownership and responsibility for IT within their organisation.

"Eighty-six per cent of Indian IT decision-makers and business leaders indicated that Cloud computing has made it easier for lines of business to purchase their own IT which has led to an average of eight additional Cloud services being purchased outside of the IT department per organisation," the findings showed.

Seventy-three per cent of Indian IT professionals and business users surveyed indicated that the decentralisation of IT has led to the purchasing of non-secure solutions and lack of regulatory compliance of data protection.


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