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Digital Transformation Survey – Our Findings

Research finds legacy infrastructure is holding businesses back

The research CSI conducted back in August 2019 pointed to a lack of understanding of what is and isn’t possible when it comes to legacy infrastructure and the cloud.

But part of the issue is based on misconceptions about the cloud, as these concerns and misjudgments are holding businesses back in ways that threaten their growth potential.

Cloud adoption is a vital part of an organisation’s digital transformation journey, yet it remains under-utilised by many. CSI estimates that in the UK 80 percent of business workloads exist on private, on-premise systems – often on legacy technology – meaning that they aren’t taking advantage of the cloud.

This is especially prevalent in the financial sector where the volume of legislation and regulations facing companies, from policy and governance to security and compliance is a common theme.

Migrating Legacy Applications to the Cloud

Running applications in the cloud allows an organisation to create value faster, take advantage of newer and more powerful technology and deliver consistent and compliant workloads all the while keeping the focus on its business objectives.

There is a fundamental misconception that legacy apps can’t be migrated to the cloud which isn’t true. By using modern infrastructure environments such as the CSI PowerCloud, enterprises can connect legacy applications running on IBM i and AIX systems directly to the world’s most popular public clouds including Azure, AWS, GCP and IBM Cloud.

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Our team of cloud experts is available to discuss your bespoke needs and help you find a suitable solution to support your digital transformation strategy.

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The research was conducted among 200 IT decision-makers working in companies with over 250 employees.
Sapio surveyed 100 people in the finance industry and 100 more based in other industries.

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