Ping Identity®, the leader in Identity Defined Security, today announced the availability of “The State of Digital Transformation Report 2016,” which highlights that digital transformation is a top priority and source of anxiety for enterprises, but the majority of IT decision makers have not completed technology deployments to address the initiatives that are critical to making the shift. Security and identity access management were respectively ranked the top two initiatives critical to digital transformation. The comprehensive report is available here and infographic is available here.
“Above cloud, mobile and IoT, enterprises view security and Identity and Access Management as the make-or-break factors for winning in the digital economy,” said Andre Durand, CEO of Ping Identity. “This research illuminates how a company’s ability to succeed at everything from delivering personal, convenient and trusted mobile customer experiences to moving infrastructure to the more cost-efficient cloud hinges on having the right security measures in place, including secure access for employees, partners and customers.”
Building businesses that are fast, always-on and inherently digital is becoming the new norm across every industry due to the rise of SaaS, cloud and mobile technology. Companies are eliminating their data centers and moving their apps to Software-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service like AWS and Microsoft Azure. 100 year-old banks are rolling out mobile apps to compete with cloud- and mobile-first disruptors like Square and Stripe.
Ping Identity surveyed IT decision makers based in France, Germany, the United Kingdom and United States for a comprehensive report that details how enterprises are prioritizing initiatives to support digital transformation, including:
Cloud Remains a Top Priority, but Adoption is in its Infancy
The research revealed that cloud adoption is still nascent within the enterprise, but moving infrastructure to the cloud is a top digital transformation priority.
Security is the Top Imperative and Obstacle for Success
IT decision-makers view security as the most important element to successfully making the digital transformation, but also the greatest roadblock to adopting cloud infrastructure, another critical digital enabler. Consequently, IT decision makers report that they are allocating more resources to security with the rise of cloud adoption.
Identity is a Linchpin for the Digital Economy
The study showed that IT decision makers view identity and access management technology as a key enabler of digital transformation.
Ping Identity conducted a survey of 200 IT decision makers in the United States, United Kingdom, France and Germany who are responsible for overseeing technology deployments. Survey respondents come from enterprises with at least 500 employees in the United States, and at least 200 employees in the United Kingdom, France and Germany. The survey was conducted by Regina Corso Consulting online between August 26 and September 8, 2016.
About Ping Identity | The Identity Defined Security Company
Ping Identity is the leader in Identity Defined Security for the borderless enterprise, allowing the right people to access the right things, securely and seamlessly. More than half of the Fortune 100, including Boeing, Cisco, Disney, GE, Kraft Foods, TIAA and Walgreens, trust Ping Identity to accelerate their move to the cloud, deliver a rich customer experience and quickly onboard partners as part of their digital transformation. Protecting over 1.3 billion identities from data centers around the globe, Ping allows employees, customers and partners the freedom to access the Cloud and on-premise applications they need with an enterprise IDaaS solution that includes multi-factor authentication, single sign-on and access security. Visit www.pingidentity.com.
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