IT – OT convergence, 5G and Zero Trust excite Indian firms

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Mumbai: IT – OT convergence is one of the most exciting technology developments in the next few years says 44% of Indian firms. While 5G led opportunities in the coming years is the most galvanizing change for 42% of Indian firms.

On the other hand, 85% of Indian organisations say they are planning to deploy workloads at the edge. And 90% of Indian firms admitted that—given a choice—they’d turn off security measures to improve performance.

These are the key India findings from F5’s 2022 State of Application Strategy Report in its eight years. The report surveyed nearly 1,500 IT decision-makers worldwide and it states that Indian organisations are excited about the upcoming technological developments in the IT and OT convergence, 5G and Zero Trust security space.

This year’s report shows the challenges that organisations face as they transform IT infrastructures to deliver and secure digital services.

With highly distributed architectures and a broader threat landscape resulting from the ongoing digitization of previously physical experiences, organisations are turning to a variety of solutions to help manage complexity and address widening IT skills gaps. However, survey results also indicate pitfalls ahead that, if ignored, will prevent organisations from becoming more responsive and agile.

The pandemic induced push toward digital adoption has forced organisations across sizes and sectors to rethink their digital strategies and increase their investment in emerging technologies. This holds true for India as well, according to Dhananjay Ganjoo, MD, India and SAARC, F5.

“Our 2022 State of Application Strategy Report shows that India is intrigued by the promise of the technological developments in IT and OT convergence, 5G, and Zero Trust. Interestingly, this excitement aligns well with their plans to increase deployments in edge locations, a critical component of the user experience for all digital services,” said Ganjoo.

“Hence, organisations require reliable security, end-to-end visibility, and robust automation in their app deployments. This will enable organisations to provide seamless experiences and value to their customers, open doors to newer opportunities, secure their business against threats in real-time and ultimately deliver better business outcomes,” added Ganjoo.

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