Mumbai: COVID-19 has had an extraordinary effect on Digital Transformation (DX) efforts with almost (two thirds) 64% of Indian organisations accelerated their DX initiatives. These are key findings of Veeam’s Data protection Report 2021.
However, 94% of Indian organisations stated that their current DX initiatives faced impediments, The main barriers to progress on DX efforts included dependency on legacy systems (63%), maintaining operations during the pandemic (62%) and lack of IT staff skills (56%).
The top challenges anticipated to impact Indian organisations’ digital transformation within the next 12 months are economic uncertainty (34%) followed by cyber threats (34%), the report revealed.
The ongoing pandemic and uncertain market conditions have had a significant impact on Indian organisations’ IT strategies. IT delivery witnessed a massive change with organisations aggressively adopting the cloud-first approach and putting even more pressure on legacy data protection, according to Sandeep Bhambure, VP and MD – Veeam India and SAARC.
“According to Veeam’s Data protection Report 2021, 64% of Indian organisations accelerated their DX initiatives to enable real-time data capture, lower processing time, and accelerate business outcomes. 73% of Indian organisation increased cloud adoption and 73% increased their hybrid-IT deployment,” added Bhambure.
“Having said that, organisations also face tremendous IT challenges with respect to legacy systems and data protection. 77% of Indian organisations face an issue with recovering applications in an acceptable timeframe and 69% of them face a protection gap,” pointed out Bhambure.
Hence, IT leaders are looking for immediate results to address their critical data protection needs.
For 32% of respondents, the most important driver for change is improving the economics of their solution, including improving ROI/TCO and reducing hardware/software costs or changing consumption models from capex to opex.
“As the demands of a modern enterprise get complex, data protection and management must evolve to a higher state of intelligence across all environments,” concluded Bhamure.
Veeam Data Protection Report 2021, that surveyed 3000 IT decision-makers and business leaders from 28 countries (including India) to study data protection market trends, adoption and perceptions across enterprise organisations globally.