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  • General, timing & planning
  • Next gen cloud
  • Next gen network
  • Big data/IoT
  • Next gen security
  • Contact details

General

  • How is the use of cloud viewed in planning the transformation of your organisation? (Please select the option most applicable to you)

    30%

    IDC: Over 30% of firms to spend more on public cloud than other datacenter IT ops

  • What is your approach to analytics and IoT

    IDC: Sustainable DX requires a new strategic architecture approach

  • What is your approach to managing IT security?

    $1.6B

    IDC: U.S. firms spent over $1.6B on learning and development in 2017 to drive their human capital

Timing & planning

  • When do you plan to implement the following functions across your network?

    Currently using Within 12 months Within 24 months No plan to implement
    Business continuity / disaster recovery
    Optimised connectivity to cloud services
    Mission critical enterprise applications and databases
    Applications deployed to support mobility, cloud workloads and IoT use cases
    Dynamic bandwidth allocation
    Low latency network services
    Virtualised network functions
    Centralised provisioning & planning of enterprise and public networks
    Centralised management of firewalls & security hardware
    Software defined WAN
    Proactive security analytics / security policy management
  • Please indicate the timeline for implementing the following processes in your environment

    Currently using Within 12 months Within 24 months No plan to implement
    Applications are deployed in the optimal location - from cloud to on-premise environments
    Networks are deployed to optimise performance, flexibility and responsiveness
    Data and devices are managed via a centralised security platform
    IT activity is constantly analysed and reported to maximise business value and enable data-driven decision making

Next gen cloud

A platform that is powered by a hybrid cloud infrastructure, covering both public and bespoke private clouds, that is workload centric, integrated, managed & secured end to end

  • Strategy | What strategy is applied to deploying next gen cloud technologies

    65%

    IDC survey: 65% of firms will commit to hybrid cloud over the next 2-3 years

  • Utilisation | How does executive leadership utilize next gen cloud infrastructure?

  • Challenges | What challenges have you experienced in deploying next gen cloud technologies

    Cost/ROI/Business case

    Yes Not applicable
    Lack of buy-in from management for cloud technology?
    Lack of strategy/business case around deployment of cloud?
    Low interest and uptake by users for cloud solutions
    Cost over run, lack of ROI or cloud solutions are too expensive

    Awareness/Management buy in

    Yes Not applicable
    Scope and ambitions for cloud keep changing
    Lack of roadmap for utilizing cloud technology?

    Operational issues

    Yes Not applicable
    Integration of existing infrastructure and applications with cloud
    Lack of qualified staff to design, deploy and support cloud solutions
    Risk and compliance issues
    Too long to implement
    Too difficult to manage
    Poor support from vendor
    Support and change management solutions not in place
    Automation benefits are difficult to realize
  • Skills | How do you manage the skills required to support next gen cloud solutions?

Next gen network

An agile and smart hybrid architecture that fully integrates Internet into a board portfolio of technologies, connecting traditional and emerging end points efficiently to applications, hosted on-premise or in the hybrid cloud through software-defined infrastructure and virtualised network functions.

  • Strategy | What strategy is applied to deploying next gen network technologies

    36%

    IDC survey: 36% of firms cite bandwith optimization as #1 motivator for SD-WAN

  • Utilisation | How does executive leadership utilize next gen network infrastructure?

  • Challenges | What challenges have you experienced in deploying next generation network technologies

    IDC survey: 58% of firms plan to deploy SD-WAN services

    Cost/ROI/Business case

    Yes Not applicable
    Lack of buy-in from management for next gen network technology?
    Lack of strategy/business case around deployment of next gen networks?
    Low interest and uptake by users for next gen network solutions
    Cost over run, lack of ROI or next gen networks are too expensive

    Awareness/Management buy in

    Yes Not applicable
    Scope and ambitions for next gen networks keep changing
    Lack of roadmap for utilizing next gen networks technology?

    Operational issues

    Yes Not applicable
    Integration of existing infrastructure and applications with next gen networks
    Lack of qualified staff to design, deploy and support next gen networks
    Risk and compliance issues
    Too long to implement
    Too difficult to manage
    Poor support from vendor
    Support and change management solutions not in place
  • Skills | How do you manage the skills required to support next gen network solutions?

Big data/IoT

An cloud infrastructure platform that integrates a variety of endpoints into the core network, performs analytics and generates actionable insights to the business organisation.

  • Strategy | What strategy is applied to deploying big data/IoT technologies

    $50B

    IDC: Public cloud a key driver of the BDA software market which topped $50B in 2016, posting a 10.6% 5-year CAGR

  • Utilisation | How does executive leadership utilize big data/IoT infrastructure?

    6%

    IDC: Worldwide Information DX maturity lags overall maturity. Only 6% at the most advanced stage.

  • Challenges | What challenges have you experienced in deploying big data/IoT technologies

    IDC: BDA spend of top 5 verticals (e.g., FSI and government) to top US$101B in 2020

    Cost/ROI/Business case

    Yes Not applicable
    Lack of buy-in from management for big data/IoT technology?
    Lack of strategy/business case around deployment of big data/IoT?
    Low interest and uptake by users for big data/IoT solutions
    Cost over run, lack of ROI or big data/IoT solutions are too expensive

    Awareness/Management buy in

    Yes Not applicable
    Scope and ambitions for big data/IoT keep changing
    Lack of roadmap for utilizing big data/IoT technology?

    Operational issues

    Yes Not applicable
    Integration of existing infrastructure and applications with big data/IoT solutions
    Lack of qualified staff to design, deploy and support big data/IoT solutions
    Risk and compliance issues
    Too long to implement
    Too difficult to manage
    Poor support from vendor
    Support and change management solutions not in place
  • Skills | How do you manage the skills required to support big data/IoT solutions?

    IDC: IoT is entering a critical phase of adoption and are seen as a viable business proposition

Next gen security

A holistic and adaptive security framework, born of the emerging threat landscape facing businesses, that provides multi-level defense mechanisms, proactive threat detection and protection, and is scalable to address the increasingly multi-vector nature of the attacks that are impacting businesses.

  • Strategy | What strategy is applied to deploying next gen security technologies

    84%

    IDC survey: 84% are still at the early stages of security adoption maturity

  • Utilisation | How does executive leadership utilize next gen security infrastructure?

  • Challenges | What challenges have you experienced in deploying next gen security technologies

    Cost/ROI/Business case

    Yes Not applicable
    Lack of buy-in from management for next gen security technology?
    Lack of strategy/business case around deployment of next gen security?
    Low interest and uptake by users for next gen solutions
    Cost over run, lack of ROI or next gen security solutions are too expensive

    Awareness/Management buy in

    Yes Not applicable
    Scope and ambitions for next gen security keep changing
    Lack of roadmap for utilizing next gen security technology?

    Operational issues

    Yes Not applicable
    Integration of existing infrastructure and applications with next gen security solutions
    Lack of qualified staff to design, deploy and support nextgen security solutions
    Risk and compliance issues
    Too long to implement
    Too difficult to manage
    Poor support from vendor
    Support and change management solutions not in place
  • Skills | How do you manage the skills required to support Next gen security solutions?

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