AVANT launches inaugural State of Disruption study measuring the rate of change in IT
CHANNEL PARTNERS CONFERENCE - AVANT Communications (News - Alert) ("AVANT"), a platform for IT decision-making and the nation's premier distributor for next generation technology, today released its inaugural State of Disruption study.
The AVANT Insight Report is supported with sponsorship from 8x8 (News - Alert), Flexential, HOSTING, Masergy, NICE inContact and Oracle Communications -- all partners in the master agent's growing portfolio of best-in-class solutions.
Powered by AVANT's ecosystem of channel sales professionals, or Trusted Advisors, the State of Disruption report surveyed 300 U.S. enterprise technology leaders at the manager level and above who lead tech purchasing decisions. AVANT examined four key components of enterprise tech stacks - compute IT infrastructure, voice infrastructure, network infrastructure and cybersecurity - with an eye on how companies are shifting from physical and/or in-house solutions to third-party and/or cloud-based solutions.
"We see the pace of change in IT accelerating with enterprises literally struggling to evolve or die. Trusted Advisors are uniquely equipped to help them navigate the rapid rate of technological change," said Drew Lydecker, President and Co-Founder, AVANT. "We're pleased to release the State of Disruption report as a pulse for forward-thinking IT teams and the experts who enable their decision-making. From networking infrastructure to cybersecurity to breakthrough technologies likes SD-WAN, we are seeing disruption across the board as organizations in all industries are advancing digital transformation."
The survey reveals the state of digital transformation efforts, the roles Trusted Advisors and other third parties play in the process, and the rate at which disruptive technologies are replacing legacy solutions, with key findings including:
In this report, AVANT also examined the rate at which new technologies are disrupting legacy infrastructure. These findings are presented as a Rate of Disruption ndex (RDI), which represents the transformation from legacy to modern digital technologies organizations expect to see from the end of 2018 to the end of 2019; a detailed explanation of the RDI can be found on pages 7-8 of the report. Key findings include:
While SD-WAN is rapidly transforming legacy networks, MPLS is not going away:
However, public broadband continues to penetrate enterprise networks via SD-WAN implementations:
"86 percent of companies work with Trusted Advisors to help make and execute tech purchasing decisions. That's a significant amount of enterprises that recognize it is impossible to keep up with the pace of change in IT by yourself. You need a Trusted Advisor that specializes in understanding the ins and outs of the market to assist you," said Ian Kieninger, CEO, AVANT. "This latest AVANT Insights report underscores the value of the Trusted Advisor movement in an era where enterprise survival depends on it."
To learn more and download the State of Disruption report, visit: www.GoAVANT.net/Disruption.
About AVANT Communications
AVANT Communications is a platform for IT decision-making and the nation's premier distributor for next generation technologies. AVANT adds unique value with its focus and expertise in channel sales assistance, sales training, sales guidance, and sales tools to fuel IT services business growth. From complex cloud designs to global wide-area network deployments, AVANT sets the industry standard in enabling its partners and clients to make intelligent decisions about services, technology and cost-effective communications. For more information, visit www.goavant.net, or connect on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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