PH firms continue to explore cloud, says study

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Ronnie Latinazo, managing director of EMC Philippines Ronnie Latinazo, managing director of EMC Philippines[/caption] The survey, which included 235 business and IT management executives, said a total of 78 percent of CXOs or executives in C-Suite positions consider IT as a strategic lever to grow the business now more than ever before. The study also included technical architects, data scientists and storage infrastructure managers from a range of Filipino businesses. The study showed organizations are increasingly moving to the cloud, with 67 percent now agreeing that combining public and private cloud can improve security and agility. A total of 64 percent of respondents expect next-generation technologies such as mobile, social, cloud, and big data to give their organization a competitive advantage. And over the next year, the top three areas where these trends will have an impact on are: improving customer experience (51 percent), management of mission-critical business operations (41 percent), and building new products and services (38 percent). Meanwhile, the top three business priorities when implementing new technologies in organizations from Philippines are: automating processes (51 percent), enhancing customer experience (45 percent), and delivering savings and finding efficiencies (44 percent). Also, 73 percent of respondents in the Philippines agree that their organization sees the increasing role of automation ? such as software defined storage ? as critical to business growth. Only 76 percent of respondents in Philippines believe their organization has the right level of skills and knowledge to complete business priorities successfully. Almost 1 in 2 (46 percent) believe that getting IT staff trained to keep pace with the implications of technology megatrends will be a challenge for their organization over the next few years. Although 78 percent of companies see IT as a business enabler, the majority of companies, 72 percent, believe that spending for technology was outside of IT?s control, indicating there is still work for IT to do in gaining trust from decision makers ?More companies are now open to embracing next generation technologies including hybrid cloud solutions to develop new and effective ways to reach consumers and enhance customer service standards to stay competitive and achieve greater efficiency,? said Ronnie Latinazo, managing director of EMC Philippines. However, 70 percent believe that the model IT department of the future will act as the in-house provider of on-demand services including platform-as-a-service and public and private cloud. ? Tom Noda ]]>

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