Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 20 - Page 21

//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// TRENDING DIGITAL PERFORMANCE ‘ESSENTIAL TO BUSINESS PERFORMANCE’ R iverbed, the Digital Performance Company, has announced the results of the Riverbed Digital Performance Global Survey 2018, which found that nearly all (99%) of business decision makers agree that optimising digital performance is essential to business performance. companies with US$500 million or more in revenue across nine countries, also found that while digital services and applications are critical to future business success, 80% of respondents reported that critical digital services and applications are failing at least a few times a month. A total of 98% also said that digital, including the delivery of digital services and applications, is critical to the future of their business. However, 95% of the same business decision makers say that major barriers – including budget constraints, legacy networks and lack of visibility – are holding them back from advancing digital strategies and delivering the performance and customer experience required in today’s digital world. “This survey underscores the tremendous opportunity that maximising digital performance can have on the user experience and bottom line, while simultaneously highlighting the real challenges companies face today,” said Subbu Iyer, CMO, Riverbed Technology. The global survey, which included responses from 1,000 business decision makers at www.intelligentcio.com “The findings reinforce that forward-thinking companies are well positioned to lead their industries in the race towards Digital Transformation by prioritising investments in modernising their networks and tools to measure and manage the digital experience “ SMART BUSINESS LEADERS ARE LOOKING TO PUT GREATER EMPHASIS ON THE MANAGEMENT TOOLS AND INFRASTRUCTURE UNDERLYING DIGITAL SERVICES. INTELLIGENTCIO 21