IT Leaders Research Report

Discover what’s top of mind for IT leaders across different industries with these trends and insights.

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Highlights from the Industry Reports

As businesses around the world work to recover from the pandemic, many were thrust into digital transformation and there are some notable differences in the projects they have accelerated.

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Track 3

  • 8:30 AM–09:30 AM
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  • 9:40 AM–10:00 AM
    Pushing the limits of BigQuery with Kabam
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    Pushing the limits of BigQuery with Kabam
    Firstname Lastname, Position, Company XYZ
    Pushing the limits of BigQuery with Kabam
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Manufacturing & Industrial

    • 22% of IT leaders said that they currently lack the necessary data and actionable insights to innovate more.
    • 46% of respondents said that always-on encryption is the security feature they want most in their infrastructure.
    • Manufacturing places a higher importance on operational transparency and control, compared to other industries.

Healthcare & Life Sciences

    • 37% of respondents said that their internal process and governance structures are impeding additional innovation.
    • A strong majority of industry IT leaders (over 75%) said that big data capabilities and multicloud and hybrid cloud support are important factors when choosing a cloud provider.
    • 65% said they want a cloud provider that can support them as they shape their business objectives.

Communications Service Providers (CSPs)

    • 57% of IT leaders say that improving their remote working and collaboration capabilities will be their top initiative in 2021.
    • 16% of respondents said that COVID-19 forced them to either pause or cancel IT initiatives that would have made their customer experiences more digital.
    • As a result, improving the customer experience and customer support are in the top 5 priorities for this industry as a whole.

Financial Services & Insurance

    • 33% of IT leaders say that security risks and concerns are preventing them from increasing their focus on innovation in 2021.
    • All of the Payments sub-industry respondents felt that big data analysis was important.
    • Improving customer support is a new top priority for IT teams in 2021, according to IDG's research.

Retail & Consumer Goods

    • 41% of respondents said that they want to migrate more workloads to the cloud.
    • 51% of industry IT leaders said that the most important feature of their cloud infrastructure is having transparency and visibility into the provider’s operations.
    • In 2021, a consistent top priority across Retail and its sub-industries is improving customer support.



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Developer Advocate of Machine Learning,

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Customer Engineer,

Google Cloud

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Customer Engineer,

Google Cloud

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Customer Engineer,

Google Cloud

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Customer Engineer,

Google Cloud

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Customer Engineer,

Google Cloud

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Customer Engineer,

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Customer Engineer,

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Customer Engineer,

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Customer Engineer,

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Customer Engineer,

Google Cloud

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64%

Most (64%) of respondents in Retail said that remote working and collaboration capabilities initiatives were introduced or accelerated in 2020 because of COVID-19.

39%

39% of respondents in Financial Services say they want to either create a new strategy or accelerate their existing strategy for disaster recovery and business continuity.

37%

37% of respondents in Manufacturing said they accelerated or started plans to migrate more workloads to the cloud due to COVID-19.

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Digital Forwards* organizations that are digital-native, have fully transformed, or are actively implementing a formal digital strategy

Digital Conservatives** organizations that are still considering or planning a digital transformation strategy, or those that have a formal strategy in place but have yet to implement it.

To qualify for the survey, organizations had to have at least some portion of their IT environment in the public cloud.

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