Any scholar will tell you success is built on change. Famed scientist Charles Darwin once wrote: “It’s not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” And what’s true in science is proven today across industries – those who quickly adapt are building a strong foundation for leadership.

Businesses are entering a new period of evolution, driven by an unprecedented Digital Transformation. From retail to healthcare, companies must act faster, innovate quickly, and serve customers more efficiently. A recent survey by Gartner reports companies embracing agility during this Digital Transformation are more likely to succeed. It’s noted that more than 30 percent of those enterprises are already aligned for digital business – investing in new technology, building collaborative environments and supporting customer-driven technology.

The true cornerstone of success is evolving IT from day-to-day managers to more strategic technology thinkers. According to a recent study by IDC, 75 percent of IT leaders fully expect this shift based on transformation efforts. In an effort to balance legacy IT infrastructures with requirements for agility and IT uptime, many are embracing advanced hybrid IT initiatives including managed services, cloud, and colocation.

Such is the case at social intelligence leader Sysomos – whose business counts on massive data analysis to deliver real-time insight to customers. As IT uptime is critical to building agility and customer satisfaction, Sysomos continuously battled an array of IT downtime issues causing ripple effects across their customer base. By integrating CenturyLink Cloud, the company could leverage a fully redundant environment across two data centers to effectively manage both network traffic and load balancing. As a result, the company is now able to access more than six times the computing horsepower to grow revenue and provide outage-free services.

Moving at the speed of business is no simple proposition. It demands an evolution emphasizing flexibility across the infrastructure. By embracing change, organizations can more effectively align for the digital transformation and fuel market leadership. Ready to evolve? Connect with our team of experts to see how!

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