Mar 20

New Survey: Cloud, Infrastructure Modernization and Data Governance are Top 2019 IT Initiatives

Syncsort, the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data software, today announced results from a survey exploring organizations’ IT challenges, priorities and adoption of emerging data technologies. The survey revealed many companies are struggling to make data accessible and get value from it, with 68 percent of respondents reporting siloed data negatively impacts their organization.

The top IT initiatives respondents identified for 2019 were Cloud/Hybrid Computing (46%), Modernizing Infrastructure (38%) and Data Governance (32%), followed by Advanced/Predictive Analytics (25%). IT professions were split on top challenges, with the largest group selecting the Skills/Staff Shortage (38%), but Data Governance (33%), Making Data More Accessible (33%), Keeping Data Up-To-Date (30%) and Budget Constraints (30%) closely followed. Other key findings include:

IT Grappling with Data Delivery & Value

Organizations Still Modernizing Infrastructure & Building Data Lakes

Companies Still Evaluating Emerging Technologies, While Cloud Implementations Mature

“There is so much data being produced today, and it’s creating a significant number of new opportunities and challenges,” said Tendü Yoğurtçu, CTO, Syncsort. “We are seeing cloud and hybrid cloud as the mainstream trends, which is consistent with the results of our 2018 cloud survey. With the gravity of data shifting, organizations are trying to take advantage of the cloud’s elasticity and gain the ability to analyze and deliver trusted data into application pipelines as quickly as possible. These are the precursors to improving data accessibility and taking advantage of the emerging technologies, like machine learning and streaming analytics, that will help deliver more value out of data.”