Fast Innovation Requires Fast IT

The Internet of Everything (IoE) represents an unprecedented opportunity—and imperative—for innovation. Cisco estimates IoE will result in $19 trillion in potential value over the next 10 years. In this environment of change, IT must enable the business to innovate and achieve business outcomes faster through a simple, smart, and secure IT model: Fast IT.

To glimpse where we’re headed, Cisco surveyed more than 1,400 global IT leaders from a diverse set of industries about how a Fast IT model will impact their organizations and enable them to innovate with greater speed.

IT organizations are moving to a “service orchestrator” model of delivering strategic business outcomes, and 90% of IT professionals agree.

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Fast IT is the IT operating model for the IoE era. It embraces today’s technology transitions of cloud, mobility, and security, along with data analytics, and IoT that are changing the face of business and requiring IT to support new requirements.
Fast IT reduces complexity without sacrificing agility and security. It addresses the concerns of IT decision-makers:
Eighty-nine percent of survey respondents cite complexity as a significant issue facing IT…
…and nearly half consider complexity a “very significant” challenge.
According to respondents, 46% of total IT spend occurs outside the corporate IT organization itself, creating another layer of complexity.
Fast IT allows IT departments to focus on innovation, shifting resources from “keeping the lights on” to orchestrating more strategic outcomes on behalf of the business. This is enabled by a smarter, more agile IT infrastructure:
Over 90% of respondents agree that an “agile” model is the future of IT
An upswing in “agile” infrastructure requirements (programmability, automation, orchestration) over the next two years is expected by 83% of respondents.
It’s no surprise then, that 94% cite Fast IT capabilities as key to their organization’s future evolution.
Fast IT allows organizations to adapt to emerging threats:
Survey respondents foresee a 75% increase in threat levels over the next two years.
Almost half cite an increase in the sophistication of attacks, with 42% specifying the sheer volume of data and 40% saying the consumerization of IT / BYOD are top challenges.
Ninety-seven percent of IT leaders feel the network, and its ability to manage attacks before they can do damage, is critical to dealing with the evolving threat landscape.

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