The Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region is in a strong position to take its Digital Transformation ambitions to the next level.
That’s the opinion of Mohammed Abukhater, F5 Network’s RVP for Middle East and Africa, who said the region finds itself in a strong position to adapt to intensifying imperatives for change.
Speaking at a virtual press conference hosted in Dubai, Abukhater said organisations irrespective of industry or function are becoming more application-centric in order to boost innovation, move faster and adapt to increasingly nuanced user demands.
He said: “In fact, we’re starting to see many moving beyond the first phase of Digital Transformation -business process automation – and start to scale their digital footprint with purposeful technology as it relates to cloud, automation and containers.”
Pointing to new figures from F5’s flagship State of Application Services report, 91% of surveyed EMEA organisations now have specific Digital Transformation execution plans in progress.
This compares to 84% in the USA and 82% in the Asia Pacific, China and Japan (APCJ) region. A total of 66% of EMEA respondents also said they depend on applications to run their business – the highest of any region worldwide.
Furthermore, 88% claimed to be leveraging multi-cloud environments, compared to 87% in the Americas and 86% in APCJ.