'Committed Investors' have increased their investment in technology infrastructure by more than 75% year on year.
'Hesitant Investors' are those whose investments have declined or stayed the same over the last 12 months.
Less than 1 in 10 businesses are
committed to technology infrastructure transformation.
Those committed to modernization stand
to seize a huge competitive advantage:
9 in 10 Committed Investors
under 4 in 10 Hesitant Investors
have improved market share
over the last 12 months
8 in 10 Committed Investors
4.6 in 10 Hesitant Investors
have improved speed to market with new
products and services over the last 12 months
8.6 in 10 Committed Investors
1 in 3 Hesitant Investors
have improved regulatory
compliance over the last 12 months
Based on our research, these 5 takeaways will help you be more
like the Committed Investor as you face a digital turning point:
Businesses say they are confident that their current technology infrastructure will deliver on key data priorities—yet, when questioned further, they reveal serious reservations about their existing data management capabilities.
More than 7 in 10
business leaders are confident they already have the tools to improve business intelligence
yet roughly 4 in 10 are frustrated by their lack of access to real-time data
If you don’t have a balanced infrastructure in place, you risk being swamped by data. Hesitant Investors provide a stark warning: Over the past 12 months—
6 in 10
have prioritized IoT (a huge source of data), but...
...only 3.5 in 10
have focused on big data and analytics.
Many businesses are funneling resources into cybersecurity—to the exclusion of other investment. This hyper-focus on one area could be limiting future business growth.
Nearly 4 in 10
say data security measures hindering innovation is a top 3 source of frustration
Cybersecurity is the number 1 barrier to agreeing on an investment strategy for technology infrastructure
More than 4 in 10 have prioritized cybersecurity investments over the past
yet just over 2 in 10 have seen improvements in this area over the same timeframe
Lack of clarity over technology decisions is holding many businesses back.
1 in 5
lack knowledge to scrutinize their IT function’s strategy
1 in 3
struggle with competing visions about
future technology infrastructure
1 in 5 say their IT departments are holding them back from transforming in spite of having a vision in place.
Third-party providers can help you overcome the internal barriers that are blocking long-term strategic decisions.
Committed Investors are looking beyond security to build more agile, innovative businesses.
1 in 5
are prioritizing open architectures, which will deliver significant competitive advantages.
Are crucial for sharing data within ecosystems
Enable better understanding of customers
Allow businesses to build customized services quickly and efficiently
Help sidestep the pain points associated with monolithic architecture
Businesses must balance investments across:
To effectively bridge the old and new, you need a clear strategy in the early stages of transformation. For Committed Investors, their balanced investment strategy in technology infrastructure is paying dividends:
9 in 10
are acting on new opportunities more quickly
Nearly 9 in 10
have improved customer experience
Our latest report will help you create a futureproof strategy for your digital transformation. Read it here: att.com/IntelligentBusiness
Source: AT&T global survey of 795 senior non-IT roles (C-Suite and direct reports) conducted in June/July 2018
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