2012 IT Executive Survey

The 2012 IT Executive Survey was compiled from feedback received at several road show events CXtec held throughout the year. We traveled across the U.S. and held educational sessions that covered a variety of IT topics and trends.

Results from these sessions provided insight on topics such as data center infrastructure, asset recovery, cloud computing, virtualization, BYOD and more. Discussions with some of the industry's top IT professionals also provided perspective on the state of the industry as a whole.

Attendees of the CXtec events represented companies in the commercial, healthcare, education and financial sectors.

2012 IT Executive Survey

Key Findings

Data Center Priorities and Concerns

  • 51% of respondents indicated that maintaining their data center infrastructure/preparing for future growth was their top priority.
  • 25% considered capital/operational expenses the top concern for their organizations, while 23% were most concerned with business continance, disaster recovery, backup and maximizing uptime.

Budget Restraints

  • 28% of respondents indicated that budget restraints posed a major challenge to their organizations' IT function mainly due to a lack of staffing.

Asset Recovery

  • 18% of those surveyed throw out IT equipment that has no value and/or is not in working condition, while 16% throw out unused IT equipment that does have value and/or is in working condition.

Going Green

  • 46% considered responsible recycling and "green IT" a high priority within their organizations. 11% responded that this was not at all a priority.

Cloud Computing

  • 60% believed that the security of their cloud infrastructure was a priority for their company, while 40% did not.


  • 64% of those surveyed have less than 50% of their data center servers virtualized. 11% of these have less than 5% virtualized, while only 6% have between 96-100% virtualized.

10G Ethernet

  • 61% of respondents have already implemented or have plans to implement 10G Ethernet within the next three years. 28% have no plans for implementation at this time.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

  • 37% of those surveyed are not looking to implement a BYOD remote access policy within their organizations at this time, while 20% already have one in place.


Check out the news release on the CXtec IT Executive Survey here.


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