A survey of 600 business and IT decision makers has reported that in-house IT does not add any business value.
According to the study from Vanson Bourne for hosting provider Savvis, 61% of respondents believe managing IT in-house provides no competitive advantage and has to stop.
Forty-one per cent of those asked said lower total cost of infrastructure ownership would be the main reason for moving to cloud-based IT. From the survey, in-house IT infrastructure is predicted to drop from 90% today to just 23% in 2020.
When asked what factors prevent their organisations from outsourcing all elements of their IT infrastructure, survey respondents cited company culture (43%) and sunk costs where IT assets are already paid for and owned (37%).
Fifty-one per cent of public sector IT leaders said huge savings could be made from cloud but central government guidelines make it difficult to switch.
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