Interconnection provides direct and secure, physical or virtual connection between a company and its partners, customer and employees. The interconnection surge that will take place over the next 24 months will bring about a great transformation in the way global enterprises connect, communicate and collaborate with customers, partners and employees. But interestingly, our research showed that "non-interconnected" enterprises' expectations for the business impact of this shift may be much too low.
The survey respondents were asked to rank the importance of several business challenges/opportunities as they relate to either having deployed interconnection ("the interconnected enterprises") or exploring interconnection in the future ("the non-interconnected enterprises"). The chart below shows the differences between the interconnected versus non-interconnected enterprises' perceptions of the importance of these various business challenges/opportunities as they relate to interconnection.
Across every single challenge or opportunity, companies who have not yet deployed interconnection solutions have much lower expectations for the strategic role interconnection can play in achieving their highest priority business goals. Whereas, the interconnected enterprises that are already experiencing the benefits of interconnection firsthand have higher expectations of interconnection, based on the significant value they have seen to date. The gap between the way interconnected enterprises see the world versus non-interconnected enterprises highlights the true value of interconnection.
When it comes to interconnection, following are three key areas where interconnected enterprises perceive interconnection to be more important than non-interconnected enterprises:
- Reduces Risks, Improves Security and Minimizes Exposure
21% more interconnected enterprises see the critical role direct and secure interconnection plays in securing valuable corporate assets, including reputation.
- Delivers a More Positive Experience to the User
16% more interconnected enterprises realize that flexible and agile interconnection is making them more responsive to changing user requirements and business/technology trends.
- Increase Application Performance
11% more interconnected enterprises see how proximate interconnection enables them to deliver real-time performance, regardless of workload and for less cost.
To continue reading the full blog post, click here: https://blog.equinix.com/2015/10/the-enterprise-of-the-future-realizing-the-full-business-impact-of-interconnection/
- Download the complete Enterprise of the Future report [webpage]
- Unleashing the Interconnected Enterprise [infographic]
- The Total Economic Impact of Equinix Interconnection Solutions,
Forrester Research[analyst report]
- Interconnection 101,
451 Research[analyst report]
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