A successful digital strategy requires effective and above all timely use of innovative technologies, anywhere and at any time, to support new business processes and models.

Today, a large percentage of a company’s revenues depends on the reactivity, scalability and resilience of the infrastructure implemented internally, as well as its ability to take advantage of the infrastructure managed and provided as a service by external partners.

Digital is no longer an infrastructure that supports a partially digitised organisation; rather, it allows an organisation to operate digitally throughout its complex and to improve the business.

This digital infrastructure allows you to align technology adoption and IT operational governance with business results. Provides an automated, self-enhancing and resilient business platform. Monitoring of resource use, planning of changes, policy implementation and improvement of operations are continuous processes in the digital infrastructure.

It is clear that the digital infrastructure does not lie only in business data centres or in the cloud at IaaS service providers.

It extends and also comes to understand the computer resources located in peripheral sites • or edge • which offer advanced experiences to customers, incorporate additional intelligence in business operations and support continuous innovations.

However, a successful digital strategy cannot only be based on an infrastructure. It also requires new metrics to facilitate the rapid adoption of innovative technologies aimed at achieving a competitive advantage.

The three main indicators identified by IDC to measure the performance of a digital infrastructure are continuous improvement understood as no accumulation of technical debt: rapid access to new technologies and services according to business needs; automatic updates of software and hardware resources to minimise debt accumulation

Consistent Resilience (= flattening the crisis curve): new or modernised applications designed to ensure fast operational continuity and restoration; failover and failback without interruption.

Optimization of resources (= no wasted resource or missed opportunities): solutions that ensure that customers can do more by spending less, creating additional value through investments of reduced and therefore sustainable size; platforms that allow an increase and reduction of capacity in

By 2021, IDC expects 75% of companies to recognise the benefits of consumer models, leading to three-fold increase in the demand for infrastructure provided through as-a-service solutions.

As IT organisations focus on corporate resilience, they will increase the adoption of as-a-service models. Not only for a mere reduction in investment, but for greater cost transparency that simplifies decision-making and reduces excess supply.

Faster access to new and advanced functions and features also improves productivity and corporate reactivity to foster growth, agility and transformation.

Business and IT leaders adopting as-a-service models immediately realize that the increased visibility, transparency and flexibility of these models allows you to use real-time information to make strategic business decisions and improve operational efficiency.

By 2024, 75% of companies will give priority to infrastructure agility and operational efficiency, leading to a five-fold increase in the adoption of cloud-native architectures for core business applications.

Corporate spending on cloud infrastructure is growing rapidly and IDC expects it to exceed that for traditional IT infrastructure by 2022. Three quarters of companies will therefore exploit modern architectures for most of their corporate applications in multicloud environments.

Finally, as organizations digitally transform, IT infrastructure will become an increasingly critical operational resource.

To reduce the risk of infrastructure failures that would inhibit the resilience and security of the business, 60% of companies will require the use of automation throughout the digital infrastructure ecosystem by 2024.

The future of business IT infrastructures will be discussed during the IDC Digital Forum Future of Digital Infrastructure 2021, the new digital event that will be broadcast live streaming on May 13th from 9:30 am.

With the participation of IDC analysts, industry experts, leaders of Italian companies and guests who will bring their experience, the event will be the occasion for the IOC, IT architects, digital leaders and IT departments to compare the

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