Using data wisely has become one of the most important factors when it comes to business strategy.
Vodafone Business and IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate how being data-driven accelerates innovation, and why this needs an integrated hybrid multicloud/network approach.
Forrester conducted an online survey with 322 business stakeholders. This survey explored the key benefits and challenges they are experiencing with cloud, data and connectivity services, as well as the steps they are taking to future-proof their business.
Some of the key findings of the survey were:
Cloud and connected data infrastructure and security enable strategic outcomes, with 73% of businesses believing cloud services have a significantly positive impact on their capacity for innovation.
Appetite for data collection is high.
Cloud complexity, the lack of automated data analysis, and insufficient mobile broadband security slow down transformation into an adaptive enterprise.
Automation, analytics, and edge computing help to transform into an adaptive business.