What Digital Transformation Brings To Partners In 2017
Mumbai: As companies are increasingly embracing digital transformation, a recent survey by Red Hat finds that majority of companies will use digital capabilities to create new business models, services and products and make substantial investments in security, cloud and data analytics.
This places a golden opportunity for managed service providers and resellers to play a pivotal role in guiding the companies in technology deployments. However, to enable that partners will need to expand their capabilities to become a true consultant to their customers.
The Red Hat Global Customer Tech Outlook 2017 highlighted companies’ mindshift towards responding to – or creating their own disruption – by not only using digital capabilities to create new business models, services, or products, but also embracing the culture and process changes often required to successfully do so. That presents a great opportunity for service providers that specialize in these areas, while value-added resellers may be able to leverage planned investments in software-defined storage to boost their bottom lines.
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According to the findings, companies are on the digital transformation journey and trying to shift their investments to modern infrastructure and applications. The majority of the respondent said that they are either planning to move to a new business model or introduce new products or services to aid in digital transformation projects in next 12 months (37%) or currently developing their strategy (33%).
While hybrid cloud has been a reality for some time, companies are now going beyond hybrid coordination to workload portability across clouds, using multi-cloud strategies for their apps. According to the survey, more than half of the respondents are already using or planning to deploy their apps to two or more clouds concurrently to add resiliency, with 30% of respondents reporting that their organizations already employ a multi-cloud strategy, and another 29% planning to use one.
IT management, automation and orchestration also represent big funding priorities for this year. However, investment in traditional legacy IT is expected to drop precipitously over the next two years, the survey said.
DevOps and agile development processes are leading priorities as respondents aim to achieve innovation at a faster speed. While Security and compliance continue to appear as one of the top 5 challenges, investment areas, and areas of focus –but are not priority, the survey reveals, the findings add.
The outcome of the survey presents a great opportunity for partners that specialize in these areas, while value-added resellers may be able to leverage planned investments in software-defined storage to boost their bottom lines. However, to enable that it is very critical to see that how MSPs carve out their go to market plans to tap the market with huge prospects for deployment for emerging technologies.