- Although strategy is key to an effective cloud computing transition, few IT leaders have adopted one, according to a new report from Softchoice.
- Softchoice's 2016 State of Cloud Readiness Study found 54% of IT leaders said they have struggled to form an effective cloud strategy.
- Meanwhile, 52% of survey respondents said they have not formalized cloud strategy at all.
For the study, Softchoice surveyed 250 IT decision-makers and 250 business managers in the U.S. and Canada.
The report also found that 53% of IT leaders are having difficulty finding the talent they need to support their cloud initiatives and almost 50% said they need to better prioritize staff training. Struggling with tech talent is nothing new and has proved challenging for IT departments across industries.
A study released last month from IDT in collaboration with SAP similarly found a lack of tech talent a factor preventing enterprises from making progress when it comes to digital transformation. Only 17% of respondents to IDT’s study said they had a sufficient number of employees to make a successful digital transformation happen.
The Softchoice report suggests ways companies can address these challenges, such as considering more creative solutions for finding talent. Experts recently offered several tips for helping enterprises find and recruit tech talent, but successful recruiting is still a hurdle for businesses to overcome.