DATA CENTRE PREDICTIONS
However , while this acceleration has helped businesses in every vertical to reach their goals ahead of schedule , one thing they all agree on is that , in comparison to the last 18 months , Digital Transformation is only going to speed up . And data centre leaders need to find a way to avoid continually playing catch up .
Alignment in the IT Industry
The proliferation of apps , as well as compute-intensive features such as Machine Learning ( ML ) and Big Data workloads , has led to cascading pressures for data centre professionals . All of which are complicated by many of their customers switching to hybrid working processes .
Combined , this compounds the risks in data centres because of the necessary speed and scale of change required to accommodate them . Despite this , 81 % of the IT professionals asked in the research state that their Digital Transformation is a help to their business . However , the flipside of this is that 20 % of the technical respondents see Digital Transformation as a non-strategic replacement of tools – essentially , that their Digital Transformation has not been properly thought out .
How will Digital Transformation affect your industry ?
Digital Transformations will impact every member of staff , though in varying ways . However , most felt that Digital Transformation created more demand for capacity , particularly those at larger organisations .
Manufacturing has been most affected by this need for increased capacity , with 64 % of those surveyed mentioning it as a challenge , followed by Financial Services ( 62 %) and Healthcare ( 61 %). Nevertheless , over two-thirds of manufacturing companies are solving this problem through increased colocation , making them the most aggressive to facilitate transformation using this method . For many businesses , this increased demand , driven by Digital Transformation , will result in new data centre projects .
Are technical and transformation strategies aligned ?
This need for expanded capacity led Cadence to examine the extent to which transformation leaders are considering it within their planning , and then stress testing whether tech professionals concur . Fortunately , the results were largely positive – with 86 % of technical professionals agreeing that Digital Transformation leadership takes data centre capacity into consideration .
This was highest among Education ( 91 %), but even the lowest , Government , had over three-quarters agreement
THE RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THAT THE BIGGEST BARRIER DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION LEADERS ARE FACING IS POOR IT INFRASTRUCTURE , OFTEN DRIVEN BY COST .
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