Citrix recently announced the release of research into The State of IT Complexity in Asia-Pacific and Japan that revealed over half of businesses in Singapore are struggling with complexity, coming in third behind Indonesia (most complex) and Korea.
Key study findings:
- 56% of Singaporean businesses believe their IT environments are more or significantly more complex than two years ago.
- 95% of employees are using non-business approved applications to get work done.
- 42% of Singaporean businesses report using over 100 cloud and on-premise business applications.
- 93% of Singaporean businesses believe that their organization is missing out on the full benefits of analytics due to the complex and disperse nature of their data and applications.
- 86% of Singaporean businesses are already adopting cloud technology, higher than the regional average
- 85% of Singaporean businesses are concerned that they would not be able to respond to a data breach required by law (such as GDPR). Of those concerned, the top reasons include:
- 48% due to data located in different systems and applications
- 37% due to time concerns
- 34% due to a drain on resources
Overlapping systems, applications, and new and old infrastructure cost time, money, and affects innovation. The rise in complexity felt by Singapore’s organizations is holding back digital transformation efforts and restricting cloud adoption.
Full studies below.
The State of IT Complexity in Asia-Pacific and Japan [PDF]
The State of IT Complexity in Singapore [PDF]