2018 State of Infrastructure
Successful companies invest in the future, and the future of many companies is digital. As they build tomorrow's digital businesses, IT leaders say they will have to overcome challenges including cost constraints, a skills gap, and data security requirements.
But the single greatest factor driving change in IT infrastructure is the rapid growth of data and data storage technology, fueled by initiatives in big data, Internet of Things, and data analytics. Find out how IT organizations are responding to increased demands for storing and managing data, along with:
- Overall IT infrastructure purchase plans
- Drivers and inhibitors to infrastructure modernization
- Data center technology plans
- Networking and wireless investments
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