TECH SUPPLIER May 2021 - IDC Survey Spotlight - Doc # US47730421

The Future Resilient Enterprise: Agile Networks and IT Performance Improvements as the Top Priorities for Connectivity Investments

By: Paul HughesResearch Director, Future of Connectedness

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This IDC Survey Spotlight provides insight into where enterprises are prioritizing investments in connectivity as they transform their organizations to become more agile. This document contains data from IDC's Future Enterprise Resiliency and Spending (FERS) Wave 4 Survey conducted in May of 2021. The purpose of the FERS survey series (12 monthly surveys) is to explore a range of topics related to IT spending priorities, digital resiliency, and technology/organizational priorities in the next normal. In FERS Wave 4 Survey, IDC explored worldwide enterprise expectations for spending on remote worker connectivity platforms and services, including VPN, mobile broadband, and dedicated business broadband lines. It segmented results based on planned spending changes for 2021 versus 2020. The survey solicited replies from 832 respondents across the United States, Europe, and Asia/Pacific, as well as across a range of industries.

"Maintaining their competitive position through network and IT performance improvements will be the leading priority for connectivity spending over the next 12 months. Of the enterprises, 31.6% stated that they are prioritizing investments in agile network, IT, and cloud platforms that improve business performance, drive automation, enable data sharing and, ultimately, improve business agility." — Paul Hughes, research director, Future of Connectedness at IDC


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