IDC - Interconnection First - Building Your Digital Transformation Strategy on Platform Equinix
Business survival in the digital economy requires new thinking about IT architecture colocating to smart digital edge data centers – environments that support innovation, accelerate business velocity and enable greater operational flexibility. However, as organizations embark on the digital transformation journey, many face challenges in integrating and interconnecting the multiple IT systems, cloud services, networks, critical locations and partner ecosystems, using existing inward-focused IT and network environments.
IDC's 2015 Digital Transformation MaturityScape Benchmark Study revealed:
- 64 percent of enterprises are digital explorers or players in the early stages of applying digital technologies
- 22 percent of organizations are digital transformers or disruptors, with established leadership and continuous innovation in delivering digital products, services and customer experiences
As IT expands from being the back-office enabler of internal business processes toward a more prominent role as the engine powering digital business flows between people, locations, clouds, and data, the old model of centralized IT siloed inside enterprise data centers is no longer sufficient.