Cindy Borovick: As organizations mature in their digital transformation journey, application security and delivery technologies have emerged as a core capability. In parallel, we have learned that organizations' most precious digital assets—apps—need a full range of helpers under the umbrella categories of performance, availability, security, and identity.
This year’s State of Application Strategy Report aims to uncover what it takes to be a digital transformation leader. These Digital Innovators are at the forefront for how they interact with customers, how their organizations create products and services, and how their internal operations teams and technology stack deliver these experiences.
Cindy Borovick examines how application security and delivery deployments mature and expand in lock-step with related technology shifts, with the top technologies planned pointing to strategic priorities and how organizations are progressing through digital transformation.
As organizations rapidly mobilize a global workforce to work from home, they are considering the performance, availability, and security of their corporate applications. In our conversations with customers and partners around the world over the past month, we interestingly see a renewed focus on some of the same application services that topped the list in 2015—load balancing, network firewall, anti-virus, and most importantly, identity and access.
As the telecom network evolves to support a wide variety of use cases across different industry verticals, we note telecom respondents are raising their technology profile as leaders.
Five years ago, the industry was questioning the role of traditional IT – today IT organizations are embracing cloud and investing in the skills and toolsets required for automation. Cindy Borovick looks back at the industry’s progression in the context of the just released 2019 State of Application Services report.
With our 4th annual SOAD report published, we look back and share how the market has evolved, and what we have learned.