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9 Stats About the Unprecedented Pace of IT Change Today

[fa icon="calendar"] 18-Aug-2021 15:30:14 / by Iliyana Stareva

juggling is the new realityIt's been busy the last few months. 

I've been quiet on this blog and I'm not going to lie, finding time to write between an expanded job role and a now 10-month old still at home has been tough. Juggling is challenging, as I'm sure you'll agree. 

In fact, the whole world would agree that what makes life today truly unprecedented is the pace of change.

Everything is moving fast. There's always something new. And Covid-19 has made it even more challenging. The new normal is different. Juggling is the new normal it seems. 

That's both for individuals and for companies, especially with regards to technology and IT. 

Personal and business mobility, the Internet of Things, the bring-your-own device and working from home revolution, everything in the cloud are fundamentally changing the way we live and work.

And the pace of change continues to accelerate. 

Let me show you today some IT stats to prove this. 

9 Stats About the Unprecedented Pace of IT Change Today

  • 75% of companies have decided to accelerate their transformation plans because of the pandemic. (Source)
  • 98% of all meetings will include remote participants. (Source)
  • 58% of office workers anticipate that they’ll work eight or more days each month from home. (Source)
  • By 2025, 85% of infrastructure strategies will integrate on-premises, colocation, cloud and edge delivery options, compared with 20% in 2020. (Source)
  • As much as 80% of organizations are predicted to migrate toward the cloud by 2025. (Source)
  • 60% of enterprises think challenges related to cloud are getting more acute and IT is more difficult to manage. (Source)
  • 74% of organizations have failed with their IoT initiatives. (Source)
  • 82% of companies suffered a disruptive event in 2019 like a data breach. (Source
  • In fact, $3.86 million average is total cost of a data breach. (Source)

As you can see, the digital and cloud reality has rapidly shifted in the last couple of years, intensified by Covid-19. The pace of change is not slowing down and companies face new IT challenges. We do so as individuals as well. 

We either adapt or get left behind. 

And that goes back to me personally with this blog as well. I need to find a better way to juggle and ensure I still add value to you as my audience. 

If you have topics or ideas of things you want me to cover, please comment below. 


Topics: Technology

Iliyana Stareva

Written by Iliyana Stareva

Iliyana Stareva is the author of Inbound PR - the book that is transforming the PR industry. She's also a keynote speaker and a consultant in inbound and digital for fast-growing companies and agencies. Currently, Iliyana is Chief of Staff to the EMEA President at ServiceNow. Before that, she held global and EMEA-wide positions at Cisco and HubSpot. She is also certified by the PMI as a Project Management Professional (PMP)®. In her free time, you can find Iliyana writing for her blog, dancing salsa or travelling the world.

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