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Global business leaders say hybrid cloud is critical to modernization yet concerns impede success

Global business leaders say hybrid cloud is critical to modernization yet concerns impede success

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Global market research from IBM has revealed that more than 77% of respondents have adopted a hybrid cloud approach which can help drive Digital Transformation – yet the majority of responding organizations are struggling with the complexity to make all their cloud environments work together.

As organizations face skills gaps, security challenges and compliance obstacles, less than one-quarter of respondents across the globe manage their hybrid cloud environments holistically – which can create blind spots and put data at risk.

The IBM Transformation Index: State of Cloud, commissioned by IBM and conducted by The Harris Poll, was created to help organizations map their cloud transformation and empower them to self-classify their progress.

Built on a foundation that leverages insights from experienced cloud professionals, enterprises can use the Index to gain measurable metrics that can help quantify their progress and uncover areas of opportunity.  

The Index consisted of more than 3,000 business and technology decision-makers from 12 countries and across 15 industries including financial services, manufacturing, government, telecommunications and healthcare, to understand where organizations are advancing, or merely emerging, on their transformation journeys.

The Index points to a strong correlation between hybrid cloud adoption and progress in Digital Transformation. In fact, 71% of those surveyed think it’s difficult to realize the full potential of a Digital Transformation without having a solid hybrid cloud strategy in place.

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