Improve IT agility to accelerate business success

Scroll to see highlights of a new Forrester survey on IT agility and learn how hybrid cloud helps companies achieve it.

Forrester surveyed IT leaders and decision makers from 200+ companies

The takeaway: Efforts to improve IT agility lead to significant business and IT benefits, delivering top priorities at greater speed and scale.

The top priorities for firms today, according to the companies surveyed:

48%
Meet rising customer expectations
47%
Increased security
42%
Build/expand digital business

How can companies deliver on these priorities? Improve IT agility.

3 out of 4 firms consider improving IT agility a high or critical priority.

Hybrid cloud
can help

The top priorities for firms today, according to the companies surveyed:

82%
of firms using hybrid cloud management technology find it extremely or very helpful in achieving IT agility
67%
of organizations have implemented or expanded their use of cloud
50%
of companies use managed services to manage their IT environments

Top 5 tech used by firms deemed to be extremely or very helpful in achieving IT agility:

The benefits of becoming more agile

60%
said higher-quality data
47%
said real-time processing
44%
said faster customer data
43%
said increased security and protection

As a result of greater IT agility, companies report an average* of:

*over a three-year span
85% decrease in time-to-market of new products/services
decrease in time to market of new products/services
79% decrease in cyberattacks
decrease in cyberattacks
79% improvements on defects captured prior to deployment
improvements on defects captured prior to deployment
79% improvement in application uptime/availability
improvement in application uptime/availability
improvement in application uptime/availability
improvements on defects captured prior to deployment
decrease in cyberattacks
decrease in time to market of new products/services

So greater IT agility means

Improving IT agility helps firms deliver on top business priorities, including meeting customer expectations and increasing security.
Achieving it is possible with the right technology.

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