More than 60 percent of digital leaders in Asia-Pacific believe there will be long-term changes to where and how people work within their organization, according to a new study by global digital infrastructure company Equinix. The studies surveyed 2,600 IT decision-makers from diverse enterprises across 26 countries in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and EMEA regions on the biggest technology trends affecting businesses worldwide and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on digital infrastructure plans.
The findings showed that 57 percent of businesses have rearchitected their IT infrastructure to meet new remote and hybrid working demands, with tech budgets increasing to accelerate digital transformation. More than half (60 percent) of the companies still intend to expand into new regions, countries, or metros, despite the disruption experienced as a result of Covid.
Digitization and business investment in digital infrastructure have increased as a result of Covid. In Asia-Pacific, 46 percent of the digital leaders said they have accelerated digital transformation plans because of the pandemic, while 44 percent said their budgets have been increased to satisfy the rapid growth in digital demands. About 76 percent reported digitizing their IT infrastructure was a top priority, while 61 percent said they see interconnection as a key facilitator of digital transformation, up by 12 percent on last year’s results.
“During the pandemic, Asia-Pacific has seen demands for interconnection from digital leaders to manage distributed workforce and make the best use of resources. This is reflected in the findings of our study with over 60 percent of IT decision-makers in Asia-Pacific confirming that interconnection will help them to navigate the challenges faced as a result of Covid-19, and 56 percent believing interconnection can help their business gain competitive advantage within the marketplace,” said Jeremy Deutsch, President, Asia-Pacific, Equinix, in a statement.
“With our global footprint, robust ecosystem, and a wide array of interconnection solutions, we plan to continue to bring and interconnect the digital infrastructure to help digital leaders thrive in the new era,” he added. (IANS/JC)