Dell Just Released the State of IT Trends for 2016

Posted 8/1/2016 3:14:16 PM by RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

Dell Just Released the State of IT Trends for 2016
Dell has released the results of its State of IT Trends 2016 global study conducted to quantify how business decision makers (BDMs) and IT decision makers (ITDMs) are evaluating and considering technology - related to major industry trends - to address business objectives. The survey also sought to understand how business and IT leaders’ perceptions of technology have evolved as new technologies have entered the market and become increasingly critical drivers of an organization’s success.

The Dell-sponsored research was performed by PSB, which conducted 1,200 online interviews between April 15 and May 4, 2016, in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Japan, Brazil, India and China. Of the audience, 700 respondents were ITDMs and 500 were BDMs.

Form a high level perspective, the research showed that BDMs and ITDMs understanding of current IT trends are much closer than they are generally perceived to be. The study also revealed a greater sophistication and alignment in understanding of IT trends between the two groups.

Top findings from the study include;

- ITDMs (62 percent) and BDMs (51 percent) agree that cloud computing is the most important technology trend for their companies. 

- Eighty-eight percent of ITDMs and 80 percent of BDMs say their organization is considering adopting a software-defined data center (SDDC), is in the process of transitioning, or has already completed the transition to one.

– By 2:1 margins, both ITDMs and BDMs say they will use more open data center technologies in the future. 

– Eighty-six percent of ITDMs and 85 percent of BDMs agree that compute-centric is the best approach to gain a flexible, scalable and open data center.

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About the author: RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

As the Publisher and Editor for App Developer Magazine, Richard has several industry recognitions and endorsements from tech companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google for accomplishments in the mobile market. He was part of the early Google AFMA program, and also involved in the foundation of Google TV. He has been developing for mobile since 2003 and serves as CEO of Moonbeam Development, a mobile app company with 200 published titles in various markets throughout the world. Richard is also the founder of LunarAds, a mobile cross-promotion and self-serv mediation network for developers. He has been a featured presenter at trade-shows and conferences, and stays active with new projects relating to mobile development.

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