Is a lack of expertise stifling
your investment in
cloud computing?

According to new research from The
London School of Economics and Political Science,
the answer is probably yes.

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IT is stuck operating, not innovating

Businesses struggle to keep pace with rapid cloud change

IT Pros

IT Decision makers (ITDMS)


In-demand cloud skills

What skills are enterprises missing? Through our research, we've identified the cloud skills enterprises find hardest to recruit.

What's holding organisations back?

The main barriers for those struggling to find the right cloud talent include:

30 % 25 % 33 %

33% Competition for talent

30% Inability to offer competitive salary

25% Inability to provide sufficient training

Foreseeing the cloud skills of the future

Accessing the right expertise will remain a priority for both ITDMs (53%) and IT pros (48%) over the next five years

Future cloud concerns


of IT decision makers are concerned about the increasing complexity of multi-cloud environments


of IT pros are concerned about understanding how to use new technologies

This research report was developed by Rackspace in collaboration with LSE academics and sponsorship from Intel. With the support of the independent research house, Vanson Bourne, we conducted 1,900 interviews with respondents from the US, UK, Germany, Benelux, Switzerland, Mexico, Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong between the months April – May 2017.

The respondent pool comprised of 950 IT decision makers and 950 IT pros from organisations that use the cloud. All respondents had more than 1,000 employees from both the public and private sectors.


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