Where's our data?

23 April 2019

Five questions about data centres you should ask your CIO to stay ahead in the DX race.

Where's our data?

Data control and the housing of data are both critically important in the digital transformation economy. However, new research being released today reveals that 60% of Nordic decision makers cannot say for sure where or even in which country their data resides. DigiPlex and IDC are, in this unique Executive Brief, addressing this critical knowledge gap answering five questions helping businesses stay ahead in the digital transformation race.

65% of European CEO’s are under digital pressure
The comprehensive Executive Brief from IDC Nordic, in collaboration with DigiPlex, confirms that the digital transformation has implications for all organisations. Products, services and markets are transforming, and according to IDC, 65% of European CEO’s are under pressure to deliver a successful digital transformation strategy to become a truly digital enterprise and to comply with local legislation.The digital infrastructure, including the housing of data, is a critical component.

“To be a successful digital player you need to know where and how your data is stored, in order to control your assets, comply with legislation and protect your brand. We are seeing increased concern over the digital environmental footprint and physical protection, as part of GDPR compliance and connected to risks like extreme weather or cyberattacks. This is only two key of multiple key data centre factors businesses need to take into account”, says Gisle M. Eckhoff, CEO DigiPlex.

Are you trapped in a digital deadlock?
At he same time, 55% of Nordic businesses, like most other organizations all over the world, are trapped in what could be called a ‘digital deadlock’. The challenge for these businesses is to make the leap to become a digital transformer, by starting to employ digital solutions to optimize and organize the business. This is something that requires a robust digital infrastructure.

“Data centres is a growing business concern and the process of preparing the five questions has given me new insights into the important role of the data centre in digital transformation. Most importantly the issue of energy efficiency and how data centre service providers address power consumption, and the growing role of latency in digital. Location of data centres is on the agenda in the data driven economy”, says Jan Horsager, Research Director IDC.

Data centers are one of the foundations for successful digital transformation, and advanced levels of digitisation place the highest demands on safe and secure data housing. The right data center is a key enabler of successful digitization in which business processes are data driven, and production, computing and use of data occurs seamlessly and immediately.

Download a complimentary copy of the report and see the five essential questions you need to ask, plus predications by IDC Nordic.

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