Digital transformation is moving slowly in government segments, according to our work with 451 Research. The analysis attributes this slow speed of change to a set of issues: long procurement cycles, spending constraints, heavy dependence on legacy systems and the volumes of data in them.
Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) deployments are on the rise. The entire category is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.3% to reach $48.61 billion by 2020, according to analyst firm Technavio. Enterprise collaboration software accounted for most of the industry’s revenues, at 51%.
Using multiple cloud vendors has become the reality for many enterprises. Once a company begins to migrate to the cloud, infrastructure lives not only on-premises and in the domain of one cloud provider, but often winds up split among many providers. This hybrid cloud architecture can happen organically (one team spins up a test environment on Microsoft Azure and another subscribes to a SaaS provider, for example) or it can be part of a proactive disaster recovery and business continuity strategy. No matter what, there’s added complexity.
Today, every industry is facing the digital transformation challenge. Cost, complexity, and technology remain obstacles for many. In fact, according to Forrester, some 47 percent of companies still do not have a digital transformation strategy.1
The New Year has arrived, and forward-thinking executives have put together their wish lists for the coming 12 months, defining goals and devising ways to achieve them.
It’s no secret digital transformation is sweeping across industries with the promise to increase agility, reduce complexity and optimize customer experiences. Those not embracing a digital journey risk being disrupted.