In this regard, companies are shifting from the infrastructure aspect of technology to an applications-approach centred on business-based outcomes and requirements. TRA attributes part of this shift to the relative growth in Line of Business (LOB) controlling greater proportions of IT spending. This in turn has seen a more overt focus on tech strategies targeted very explicitly at discrete business issues rather than broader technology ‘lights on’ projects.
The research very clearly highlighted that organisations understand the value of investing in technologies such as cloud, mobility and security, yet the benefits of this investment have not yet been fully realized. Mobility, security and cloud are not yet perceived as 100% successful in supporting companies’ goals and strategies. When asked about their effectiveness in supporting their business strategy, only 50% stated mobility was effective, 40% for security and 27% for cloud.