October 14, 2015
Dell this week unveiled the second annual Global Technology Adoption Index (GTAI 2015), revealing that organizations actively using cloud, mobility, big data or security technologies are experiencing up to 53% higher revenue growth rates than those that have not invested in these technologies. Despite this strong link between technology use and revenue growth, cost was cited as a main barrier to implementation or expansion of these technologies.
“We’re enthused to see more organizations recognizing the strategic importance of technology investments,” said Paul Walsh, CIO, Dell. “We believe this new research will help companies see the correlation between technology use and revenue growth, improved efficiencies and organizational growth.”
In 2014 and again in 2015, the GTAI surveyed IT and business decision makers of mid-market organizations around the world to understand how they perceive, plan for and utilize four key technologies: cloud, mobility, security and big data. Dell is releasing the first wave of global results, with additional industry-specific data to follow in several chapters throughout 2016. Four major global trends emerged from the first wave of findings.
* Investment in cloud, mobility, big data and security is correlated with revenue growth
* These technologies also fuel company benefits, including efficiency and organizational growth
* Cost joins security as a chief barrier to technology adoption, use and expansion
* Business leaders are the drivers for big data and mobility adoption, but they partner with the IT team for cloud and security.
The GTAI 2015 reveals that the companies who have allocated budget for meaningful investments in technology have seen overall company growth across several important measurements of progress, Dell said.