Digital transformation has been a hot topic for forward-looking organizations for several years. Like most major business initiatives, completing this transformation was expected to take several years. However, current events have illuminated the critical nature of the IT infrastructure supporting our connected economy. As a result, these organizations are looking to modernize the application and access network with tools that can help deploy, connect, and deliver modern applications. That is the main finding in a new report from IDG sponsored by NS1.
According to the report, IT modernization initiatives that were expected to span five-years are now being condensed into months. This is likely due to the fact that 80 percent of organizations are struggling to meet application delivery requirements with the infrastructure already in place.
The accelerated timeline has also caused 83 percent of organizations to increase budgets.
Despite the increased emphasis on IT modernization, there are several factors organizations identify as holding them back from meeting these goals. One of the largest obstacles to modernization isn’t budget, it is actually legacy infrastructure and a talent skills gap, according to the report. This is why it is crucial for organizations to examine the core technologies on which their businesses deploy, connect and deliver applications and determine if they can provide the user experiences required in today’s modern world. It is also necessary for individuals and businesses to review the skills needed for the future and create opportunities for today’s workforce to gain those skills. With nearly two-thirds of IT leaders costing resiliency and the reliability of digital systems, as a priority for modernization, creating a resilient and adaptable workforce should also be a top priority.
You can read the full report here to learn more about how other companies are prioritizing IT modernization projects.