COVID-19 has catalysed the speed and depth of the world’s digital transformation efforts, according to F5’s latest State of Application Strategy (SOAS) report.
This year’s report strongly underlines how the need to improve connectivity, reduce latency, ensure security, and harness data-driven insights is intensifying. It also points to an elevated interest in cloud, as-a-service solutions, edge computing, and application security and delivery technologies.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has vastly accelerated a global digital transformation that was already underway. Progress that might normally have taken a decade has leapt forward in a single year,” says Lori MacVittie, Principal Technical Evangelist, Office of the CTO at F5.
“In a short time, more organizations than ever have modernized and distributed applications—and the application security and delivery technology solutions that support them—closer to users. Add to that the use of edge computing, and we’re starting to see incredible momentum for the emergence of truly adaptive applications that can grow, shrink, defend, and heal themselves based on the environment they’re in and how they’re being used.”
App modernization efforts double and AI adoption triples
Since the last SOAS report, the adoption rate of AI and machine learning, a marker of late-phase digital transformation, more than tripled to 56%.
Furthermore, 57% of respondents embraced digital expansion, which is a 37% increase from last year. The latter shows an intensifying focus on business process Click here to read entire article
Source:: IT News Africa