Digital business transformation is no longer an option—it is now a strategic imperative. While most enterprises have a relatively clear idea about the destination, they need help to make the journey successful. Service Providers have a unique opportunity to enable a more effective and rapid transition for the enterprise. Service Providers that build the best on-ramps to this digital future will be the ones best positioned to attract enterprise customers and become their trusted partner.
Service Providers are being tasked with doing more and more. To meet their mandates to respond quickly to changing market demands and expand service offerings, significant improvements in efficiency are the key.
64% of IT leaders predict they will buy cloud management platforms from service providers in 2017.
The following graphic illustrates the growth progression of organizations as they move away from multiple, disconnected off- and on-premise cloud platforms to support a business function to a single cloud environment.
- 64% of IT leaders predict they will buy cloud management platforms from service providers in 2017.
- The majority of IT leaders plan to adopt and deploy hosted private clouds (66%) this year.
- 57% of IT leaders expect to partner with Managed Service Providers (MSP) and Managed Hosting Providers (MHP) for both hybrid cloud and multi-cloud initiatives.
- 31% of global IT leaders plan on focusing on just a single cloud environment over the next two years.