Digital transformation is changing how we do business, consume services and interact with the world around us, forcing companies in every industry to redefine business models and customer engagement experiences. Disruptors such as Uber in transportation, Airbnb in hospitality and Amazon in eCommerce tend to get the most attention, but even traditional industries such as financial services, insurance and healthcare are embracing digital technologies to provide more personalized consumer experiences.
The job before infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders everywhere is “digital transformation” not “digital incrementalism,” and we believe Gartner recognizes the wholesale nature of the move to digital in an insightful new report.
Gartner is out with a new report that challenges infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders to fundamentally rethink how they do their jobs. The report, “Top 2018 Trends Impacting Digital Infrastructure and Operations” by analyst David Cappuccio, argues that an updated mindset is essential to succeed in a digital age.
A new Gartner report, “Top 2018 Trends Impacting Digital Infrastructure and Operations,” by analyst David Cappuccio recognizes the increasingly fragmented nature of IT infrastructure in a digital world and says this creates a fundamental choice for an infrastructure and operations (I&O) organization:
Faster than many of us realize, digital has become the new norm. Gone are the days when we talk about companies doing digital as it is no longer a differentiator – we all do it. Digital is persistently transforming all industries and as a result, has become the growth engine of the global economy.
The Internet of Things (IoT) sometimes has the feel of a trend that’s forever going to be on the cusp of a huge breakout. Figures fly around about the projected size of the IoT, and they’re always massive (such as the 50 billion devices Cisco predicted by 2020). But the number of things in the IoT is already counted in the 8 billion-15 billion range. So, shouldn’t we be seeing more from the IoT by now?
Everyone agrees these days that the cloud is integral to the future of any digital business that wants to have a future. But is cloud computing peaking? Is a different kind of computing, edge computing, soon to eclipse the cloud in importance?
It's always inspiring to hear about a company’s digital successes. But it can be especially enlightening when you dig into the hard-won lessons that fueled those transformation triumphs. That's exactly what happened at last month’s Gartner Catalyst Conference in San Diego where our Chief Marketing Officer, Sara Baack, sat down with IT executives from Equinix customers Aon, Lincoln Financial, Devon Energy and Smithfield Foods to discuss their bold moves to accelerate digital business transformation through Interconnection and what they've learned along the way.
Gartner’s report “The Edge Manifesto: Digital Business, Rich Media, Latency Sensitivity and the Use of Distributed Data Centers” by analyst Bob Gill, underscores the critical and growing need for distributing IT resources and services to the edge of a company’s network, closer to user populations.
Our first Cloud Conversation sees us speak with Ian Moyse a Board Member at the Cloud Industry Forum. Established in 2009 to provide transparency through certification to a Code of Practice for credible online cloud service providers, today the CIF is the one of the foremost industry organisations enabling and empowering the widespread adoption of these services.