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IDC – Building Digital Infrastructure to Achieve Business Advantage

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Digital infrastructure and platforms are the foundation for resilient business and competitive advantage in today’s digital economy. This IDC InfoBrief discusses why a platform approach to digital infrastructure matters, key considerations for core, edge and data exchange, and what the future of digital infrastructure looks like. Read the InfoBrief to learn how to become better equipped to adapt to unforeseen circumstances, ensure operational resiliency, and build new business value.


  • Market forces are driving IT leaders to prioritize investments across the digital core, edge, and exchange of data
  • By 2023, digital infrastructure will be the underlying platform for all IT and business automation initiatives anywhere and everywhere
  • Access to dense ecosystems will have a major influence on where and how effectively CIOs can use digital infrastructure to improve business agility and resilience
  • 79% of organizations are planning to deploy more IT services at edge locations
Businesses that have a digital infrastructure in place have demonstrated the ability to withstand unforeseen circumstances while being better equipped to innovate.
Jennifer Cooke
Research Director, Cloud to Edge Datacenter Trends, IDC

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