Gartner Research

Insurance CIOs Are Limiting Their Options by Insisting on Using Private Clouds

Published: 11 March 2013

ID: G00247746

Analyst(s): Juergen Weiss


Gartner survey results show that life and P&C insurance CIOs in Europe and North America prefer private over public clouds, largely due to security concerns. However, this approach will not meet all the business requirements that insurers hope to address with their cloud computing strategies.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Insurance CIOs' single focus on private cloud deployments will limit the potential benefits of cloud computing
  • The predominant skepticism about cloud computing among European insurance CIOs can negatively impact their IT delivery capabilities
  • Insurance CIOs will require a cloud maturity assessment to address the lack of cloud computing strategy and to identify investment areas

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