IT ambition high but Brexit impacting decision making

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90% of British enterprises remain ambitious for growth in the next 10 months despite the impact of Brexit, dynamic technology change and global political uncertainty.

In a survey of 120 UK IT leaders, 27% took a conservative view of growth, while 63% of British organisations predicted high growth.

The report – Transforming for Success in a Changing World from Interoute – revealed how senior IT leaders plan to transform for success.

Most UK CIOs confirmed that Brexit has impacted their IT decision-making. Nearly six in 10 see uncertainty around the changing political environment as the single biggest challenge to achieving their digital transformation objectives.

On top of this, over half believe there is a “lack of direction and consensus from the C-suite” at a time when clarity is needed most.

However, there is an optimistic reaction to change as almost 60% of organisations are making technology infrastructure decisions that allow them to respond to uncertainty to remain competitive and grow.

Businesses driving towards different goals are contending with different legacy systems and internal infrastructure challenges to remain competitive, whilst managing costs and ensuring stability.

In response to changing demands, businesses are migrating a significant proportion of their IT infrastructure (46% on average) to the cloud over the next 10 months.

When it comes to choosing which cloud is best for applications, 90% highlighted the need for physical proximity between cloud-based applications and their customers.