To tap into the digital business transformation trend, solution providers need to weave many technologies together.
A full 89% of customers now acknowledge their industry is in the middle of some form of digital transformation.
Mobile computing is cited most often, at 72%, followed by cloud apps (68%), cloud infrastructure (59%), the IoT (37%) and providing self-service capabilities (33%).
A full 72% say they have already deployed mobile apps, followed by 68% that have deployed cloud apps and 59% using cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) technology. Only 37% said they have deployed an IoT solution.
Just over half (55%) say they are gearing up to embrace IoT. Another 25% are focusing on providing self-service capabilities.
Despite being widely deployed, 75% said they plan to increase the use of mobile computing. Another 73% said they would increase the use of cloud applications, followed by 69% citing cloud IaaS.
Increased employee productivity was cited most by 75%, followed by business growth (67%) and reduced IT costs (59%). Only 37% cited competitive pressures.
Well over half (56%) of all IT projects are now driven by a digital transformation initiative.
Only 27% say they have a coordinated digital transformation strategy. Another 21% say they are working on one.
Despite the strategic nature of many of these projects, only 18% say security teams have been involved in every one. The good news is 51% say IT security teams have been involved in most of them. What’s more, 76% agree that IT security is still an afterthought when it comes to digital transformation.
A full 96% admit IT security is a challenge and only 11% are confident in their ability. Another 85% say IT security does a better job when included early in the project. A full 91% also said the IT security team would do a better job if they had more resources.
Nearly half (49%) say the IT security team has a reputation for blocking projects while 37% say they serve to delay then. Not surprisingly, 85% admit business users seek to avoid engaging IT security teams to one degree or another.