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It's no understatement that the work-from-home phenomenon has been a challenge like no other for IT professionals.

Craig Galbraith

April 6, 2021

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The past year has been difficult on everyone. But it’s no understatement that the work-from-home phenomenon has been a challenge like no other for IT professionals.

Cisco recently revealed its “Accelerating Digital Agility” report, which polled both chief information officers and other IT decision makers (ITDMs). The research found a few keys to IT success, which include delivering the best end-user experience; focusing on security and collaboration for a hybrid workforce; using technology to invest in employees and to tackle societal issues; and driving innovation and security in a cloud-first world.

It turns out these ITDMs are putting their money where their mouths are. According to the survey, which queried 23,000 IT professionals around the world, more than one-half (56%) are investing in cloud applications. That same number are pouring money into network security, and 51% are spending more on cloud security. Furthermore, nearly half (45%) are breaking out the checkbooks for multicloud infrastructure this year and next.

IT leaders that Cisco surveyed are, for the most part, focused on setting up their organizations for success in 2021 and beyond. They have evolved their priorities and strategies to focus on the core issues mentioned above.

Our slideshow above dives into the specifics how these IT professionals are getting that done.

 

About the Author(s)

Craig Galbraith

Editorial Director, Channel Futures

Craig Galbraith is the editorial director for Channel Futures, joining the team in 2008. Before that, he spent more than 11 years as an anchor, reporter and managing editor in television newsrooms in North Dakota and Washington state. Craig is a proud Husky, having graduated from the University of Washington. He makes his home in the Phoenix area.

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