Everyone knows the benefits of the cloud. But even among the CIOs who are already using it, caution still remains towards a complete migration to the cloud : one in three companies has not yet planned it, based on what emerged during the ” Cloud: don’t panic ”, Organized at the end of October by Elmec Informatica and Deloitte.
Through the analysis developed by Aused, the Information Systems and Technologies Users Association, the event analyzed, among other things, the data that emerged from a survey conducted on a sample of 32 CIOs of medium-large companies that have already started your path to cloud transformation, with 97% having already adopted at least one application. Nearly two in three CIOs, or 64%, are aiming to migrate their systems to the cloud using a hybrid cloud solution in 80% of cases.
Not only that: despite being largely at ease with this kind of technology, there is still an approach based on caution generated by a perception of the complexity of migration to the cloud (for 47% it is quite complex, for 31% it is extremely complex). As such, 97% aim for progressive migration rather than radical change in the short term.
The top 3 of the factors that determine the caution towards migrationit is driven by the cost factor, felt by 42%; in second place is the lack of adequate skills or a corporate culture ready for this step, felt by 33%; on the other hand, IT security is a factor felt by 12% of the interviewees.
The option for a hybrid cloud is then dictated by five perceived risks of the pure public cloud : dependence on cloud service providers (reported by 28% of the sample); lack of skill, indicated by 23%; the criticalities of integration with company systems developed in previous years, the so-called legacy systems (for 20%). Finally, there are concerns about the security of data and applications (a risk for 14% of the sample) and the impact on operations (felt by 11%).
“ Working with data allows you to analyze KPIs and processes, in order to make effective decisions and increase your competitiveness on the market. This advantage is the factor that sets the migration to the cloud in motion. The path can be done in successive stages. Precisely for this reason Deloitte intends to accompany companies in the aware migration of both the technological aspects and those related to organizational changes, without forgetting the new operating models and cyber security. We then devote particular attention to the accounting and tax impact of the migration to cloud solutions, which can be facilitated by the tax credits provided for by the Transition Plan 4.0, guaranteed by the Pnrr “, concludes Michele Paolin, Cloud Migration & Managed Services Leader, Deloitte Consulting Partner.