Most of today’s IT and business conversations include references to big data, analytics, mobility, Internet of Things, social media, security, and cloud—and while they all play increasingly critical roles in the evolution of business, the bottom line is all about going digital. Digital transformation, what IDC calls DX, will determine the winners and losers. It’s a case of transform or perish—and your infrastructure, centered on your network, will be the foundation on which your success will be built.
“Digital transformation is not just a technology trend, it is at the center of business strategies across all industry segments and markets,” stated IDC Research Vice President Bob Parker. “Enabled by the 3rd Platform technologies of social, mobile, analytics, and cloud, digital transformation represents an opportunity for companies to redefine their customers’ experience and achieve new levels of enterprise productivity. Investment related to digital transformation will constitute the majority of growth in technology markets over the next five years and, as such, is becoming a priority for technology vendors as well.”1