As traditional businesses adapt to the realities of the new machine age, the implications for IT have been profound. The core differentiator for a successful business today rests on the readiness of its IT infrastructure — and an inflexible, sluggish, inefficient infrastructure poses a bigger competitive threat than any ingenious start-up or disruptive market force.
Companies with legacy technology architectures, therefore, face a dilemma: striking a balance between the present and future state of IT infrastructure. To learn more about the future needs of IT infrastructure, Cognizant’s Center for The Future of Work surveyed top IT executives at leading companies around the world, the majority of which have been in business for more than 15 years. Our objective was to gain insights into the changes leaders are experiencing in business priorities and IT mandates — and the impact on their organization’s technology infrastructure.