Becoming a Digital Leader
So, what do you do if you want to win the digital race?
You can start by acting like Digital Leaders do, and look to take advantage of flexible IT infrastructure. According to the survey, 63 percent of the fastest-movers said the flexibility and performance of their IT infrastructure was the key success factor to transformation.
To achieve flexibility, Digital Leaders plan to rely less on on-premises data centres and more on hybrid cloud and colocation solutions. More than half say they either currently use or plan to switch to a hybrid cloud data centre strategy, and 33 percent said they specifically plan to increase their use of third-party data centres in the next three years.
Besides the cost benefits, colocation is a strategic decision. Respondents said they’re switching because they want to move their IT resources closer to their customers and at the same time to house data and apps that can’t migrate to the cloud. In other words, Digital Leaders choose colocation as a way to improve quality of service and operations.
The bottom line is that Europe’s major economies are moving fastest toward digital transformation, and flexible off-premises strategies support that transition. It could be time to take a harder look at hybrid cloud and colocation as a growth strategy for your own business.
To learn more, download the full report below, and view our infographic with the top results.