Digital Transformation in an Age of Change

Jun 17, 2016

We recently completed our annual Frost & Sullivan survey of IT decision makers around the globe, in which we ask about challenges, goals, investments priorities, and much, much more. For the full suite of reports, please visit In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek:

  • The top IT challenges for respondents are dealing with security threats, ensuring network stability and reliability, and aligning IT with business goals.
  • This year, top drivers for IT investments include reducing operational costs, improving productivity, and boosting creativity and innovation. But in two years, companies will also be focused on expanding into new regions and markets.
  • Today, the most commonly deployed IT tools focus on cyber security, infrastructure and data centers, and social media management and marketing. In two years, companies will invest more in the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data and Analytics.
  • When it comes to the IoT, almost half of all organizations are in a “watch and learn” phase. But about 40% have internal deployments already.
  • Security, costs, and management and privacy concerns are the biggest issues in the face of the IoT. Improving the customer experience and automating business processes are the biggest drivers for IoT investment.
  • Intel, Microsoft, Amazon, AT&T, Google, and IBM are the most popular IoT providers.
  • When choosing cloud providers, IT decision makers are most concerned about security and price.
  • The majority of organizations have moved as much as 50% of their storage and IT applications to the cloud.
  • The vast majority of organizations see value in the cloud and are satisfied with their cloud-based deployments, but those that don’t report concerns about security and the desire for more control and customization.
  • Most companies have a mix of employee-owned and company-owned mobile devices running in the organization, but they expect the number of employee-owned technology to stay the same or increase over the next two years.
  • Android is the most common operating system in use, followed by iOS, Windows Mobile, and Blackberry.
  • Across the board, spending allocations stayed the pretty much the same on all IT segments between 2015 and 2016.

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Melanie Turek


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