Four in five IT directors feel responsible for cloud failure

New research from enterprise IT solutions provider Damovo UK has revealed that, for 80% of IT top brass, if they move their services to the cloud, it’s their responsibility if it goes wrong.

The UK-based research, conducted by Vanson Bourne which spoke to 100 IT directors catering for more than 1000 employees, also found that for nine in ten respondents, cloud providers should in turn be more accountable, and provide greater transparency when it comes to data governance.

Interestingly, nearly 70% of respondents believed the hype around the cloud was responsible for the delay in their utilising cloudy software – as the hype meant it was difficult to establish which was good or not due to ‘vanilla statements’ from cloud vendors.

This accounted for 80% of financial service companies, 76% in manufacturing, and 52% in retail, distribution and transport.

Research from Navint Partners in October found that four in five …