As companies move to fulfill their strategic visions, they are pushing an increasing number of business functions into the cloud. The leading functional areas for cloud adoption are engineering/development, management/board functions, operations, sales, purchasing and finance.
That shift is changing the nature of their internal IT operations.
Of the 350 respondents, 36 percent said the cloud was already responsible for pushing control of IT out to line-of-business users, and in two years, 53 percent expect that to be the case.
Thirty-five percent also said the cloud is remaking their IT function, and that goes up to 50 percent projected two years into the future.