The Impact of COVID-19 on IT Budgets in 2021
A quest for digital transformation will continue. “Among the businesses increasing IT spend in 2021, the following factors will influence budget growth next year: Increased priority on IT projects (45%), changes to business operations during COVID-19 (38%), and the need to support a remote workforce (36%).”
Distributed Workforce Drives Endpoint Security Demand
Enterprise IT security leaders need to protect endpoint devices from cyber attacks. Moreover, they want to offer effective and secure remote access for employees who are now working from home. Besides, this demand will continue to grow as more organizations embrace flexible working models.
Digital Transformation: A Pragmatic Approach to Growth
“For the past 10 years, a variety of game-changing emerging technologies were a big focus for companies looking to innovate and differentiate. This tech enthusiasm may deflate during the next few years. Begin thinking about restructuring plans for digital transformation in the current environment.”
The CIO Agenda for Post-Pandemic Recovery Innovation
The pandemic recession will put more strain on tech budgets than ever before. Many CIOs will need to go deeper than delaying hardware purchases or trimming the new project portfolio. Application rationalization should be front and center as a source of new efficiency and savings.
How Cloud-Native Apps and Developers Drive Digital Growth
Server virtualization was one of the key steps toward further IT infrastructure abstraction. Every enterprise CIO and CTO knows that managing a server farm is problematic. That’s why the quest for container and serverless platforms is driving more organizations to reassess their data center.
Digital Transformation Spending Drives Ongoing Growth
Global spending on DX technologies and services is forecast to grow by 10.4 percent in 2020 to $1.3 trillion. While this is slower growth than the 17.9 percent in 2019, it remains one of the few bright spots in a year characterized by dramatic reductions in overall IT spending.
How to Re-Balance Your IT Infrastructure Investment
“Resources freed up by those savings can then go to activities that directly drive business continuity, growth, investment or innovation. In fact, the operations of a business should suffer no damage when optimizing sustainably.”
Digital Reinvention: Ideas in Action
“While I’m eagerly anticipating IBM Think 2020 to occur during May 5-6, I’ve been inspired by the thoughtful and insightful commentary that’s captured in these audio programs. I trust that you will find them to be equally rewarding.”
Agile IT Procurement Strategies for Digital Transformation
Just 45% of IT and Line of Business (LOB) executives believe their procurement organizations understand new transformational technologies and their related delivery models. Only 46% of IT/LOB leaders believe that procurement understands their business needs.
Data and Trust: Explore The Global C-Suite Study
“Data has become inextricably entwined with trust, changing the value equation. Uncover the deep importance of data and trust for gaining a competitive edge in your industry in the 20th Edition IBM Global C-suite Study.”
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