How their businesses perceive them makes a difference to how satisfied CIOs are. Only 8 percent of happy CIOs say their business stakeholders view them as cost centers. In comparison, a full fifth of unhappy CIOs say their business peers see them as costs centers.
The amount their organizations outsource is also an indicator of a CIO's satisfaction. The more they outsource, it seems, the less happy CIOs are. The majority of happy CIOs outsource between 11 and 20 percent of their organization's IT needs. Unhappy CIOs, however, tend to outsource more, in the range of 21 to 30 percent.
Finally, happy CIOs tend to use hybrid clouds more. A full 48 percent of happy CIOs use a hybrid cloud model, and 38 percent use a private cloud model. Only 34 percent of unhappy CIOs use a hybrid cloud model. A majority, 43 percent, use a private cloud model.
Who said happiness isn't a number?
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