Logicalis Examines Digital Transformation Strategies and Challenges Around the World

Solution Provider’s Fifth Annual CIO Survey to Explore Global Trends in Cloud, IoT, Business Analytics, and Security

NEW YORK, July 19, 2017 – To determine how the roles of the CIO and IT department are evolving as organizations worldwide become more digitally enabled, Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com), has conducted a Global CIO Survey for the past four years. The survey has chronicled significant changes in the ways IT professionals work inside their organizations, outlined their greatest IT pressures and priorities, and identified emerging trends. The Logicalis 2017 survey is currently underway, and the solution provider is inviting all U.S. CIOs and other top IT professionals to take part: http://ow.ly/Ioh630dGQUt.

Last year’s survey found that distributed IT, shadow IT and IT security issues were top of mind for CIOs worldwide.  In 2016, the survey indicated a distinct shift in CIOs’ perceptions of shadow IT from a potential threat to a much more positive “distributed IT” way of operating and an essential element in their organizations’ digital transformation.  The 2016 survey also found that the pace of digital transformation had picked up considerable speed with 73 percent of firms worldwide calling themselves, to some extent, “digitally enabled.”

In the 2016 survey, security was also one of the most important universal issues on CIOs’ minds, a concern quickly validated as large-scale ransomware attacks like WannaCry and others plagued enterprise organizations throughout the world.  This year, Logicalis is taking that question a step further, asking CIOs more specific information about the kinds of threats they’re preparing for in the coming months.

“As an industry, we’ve been talking about the move toward digitization for a few years now, and today, we’re seeing significant changes taking place as organizations around the world enact strategies designed to deliver more meaningful customer-focused user experiences in the workplace and beyond,” says Vince DeLuca, CEO, Logicalis US.  “To deliver this kind of pervasive user experience, CIOs and other IT professionals are quickly adopting smart, connected technologies, and we’re going to see even more of that occur as the Internet of Things drives unimaginable changes in the way we interact with each other, gather and synthesize data, and make truly informed decisions. As a result, we would like to invite all U.S. CIOs and other top-level IT professionals to take part in Logicalis’ 2017 Global CIO Survey. By taking part, IT professionals will be able to offer their insight into the future of compute and digitization strategies and the new models of doing business that can only be made possible through the maturation of all our digital capabilities.”

Participate in the 2017 Logicalis Global CIO Survey

How will CIOs continue their journeys toward digital enablement while protecting their organizations’ data and intellectual assets along the way? To find out, Logicalis is conducting a new survey, and all U.S. CIOs and other top-level IT professionals are invited to take part.  This year’s global survey, now underway, will be available online until August 1, 2017.  The survey results will be ready for download from the Logicalis US website at www.us.logicalis.com in Q3 2017.

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About Logicalis

Logicalis is an international multi-skilled solution provider providing digital enablement services to help customers harness digital technology and innovative services to deliver powerful business outcomes.

Our customers cross industries and geographical regions; our focus is to engage in the dynamics of our customers’ vertical markets including financial services, TMT (telecommunications, media and technology), education, healthcare, retail, government, manufacturing and professional services, and to apply the skills of our 4,000 employees in modernizing key digital pillars, data center and cloud services, security and network infrastructure, workspace communications and collaboration, data and information strategies, and IT operation modernization.

We are the advocates for our customers for some of the world’s leading technology companies including Cisco, HPE, IBM, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow.

The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1.5 billion from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa. It is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the AIM market of the LSE, with revenues of over $6.5 billion.

For more information, visit www.us.logicalis.com.

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