Why IT Faces Difficulties in Adopting New Tech
Large organizations may have deeper pockets to adopt new technology, but a lack of agility hamstrings IT’s ability to implement new tech.
IT pros on average give their company’s current IT infrastructure a “B-minus” grade.
55% say the current tech in place at their organization is a hindrance to incorporating or adopting new tech.
Network infrastructure/cloud migration: 61%, Hardware and devices: 58%, Security: 56%
44% of IT pros at large companies expect their organizations to spend more on tech in 2016, compared to 60% of those at medium-sized companies and 42% at small ones.
The average IT budget will increase no less than 17% next year for these companies, with most of the funding (37%) paying for the maintenance of existing equipment and infrastructure, followed by the adoption/development of new tech and innovation (33%).
84% of IT pros say their company plans on investing in cloud services in 2016, led by software as a service (54%) and security as a service (49%)
65% are worried about disruption from tech innovation.
58% are concerned about disruption from direct competitors, and 47% are concerned about rivals from outside their industry.
Securing data: 69%, Keeping IT equipment well-maintained: 50%, Improving customer experience: 49%, Monitoring budget/costs: 48%, Adopting to new tech: 37%