The pace of IT change is relentless in digital transformation. CIOs must strike the balance between present and future state of IT infrastructure, shifting mindsets from ‘we own’ to ‘we control’ to unlock business agility.
70% of IT executives expect to see greater change in the next five years than in the previous 50. Businesses have five years to adapt IT infrastructure, shift the nature of IT work and re-tool for the digital age.
IT infrastructure readiness is a core differentiator in adapting to digital change. 47% of IT executives believe their existing infrastructure is slowing down transformation and 58% cite core systems as obstacles to success.
IT cost-cutting will fall away as a priority as leading businesses reap the benefits of automation. 58% of CIOs see IT's role as championing innovation, with average IT budget investment in innovation set to rise from 16% on average to 28% by 2020.
64% of IT executives plan to use machine learning to predict IT infrastructure requirements. Hybrid cloud will drive the shift away from massive hardware structures toward software-based infrastructure, changing the traditional IT approach.
Shaping transformation demands a lot from IT leaders. Pushing workloads to hybrid cloud, building micro apps, IoT on the edge, bots to augment IT infrastructure – our HEROES framework helps systematically move towards agile IT infrastructure
The Future of IT Infrastructure report advises on how to shape transformation and enhance partnerships between IT and business in preparation for the new machine age.
A company's technology backbone must give it the ability and agility to immediately adapt to change, or better yet set the pace for the future of business.
The Future of IT Infrastructure report, authored by Cognizant's Centre of the Future of Work, offers insights into the changes leaders are making in their organisations and offers a framework to systematically help businesses move towards a new way of IT work.
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