IT is constantly evolving as it adapts and adjusts to a tumultuous business climate.

Digital transformation is driving IT initiatives at an unprecedented level, but organizations still have plenty of room to grow.

A combined 44% of organizations surveyed by ESG said they currently have not implemented or are just starting to implement digital transformation initiatives.

This effort is business-critical: 86% of respondents either agreed or strongly agreed that if they do not embrace digital transformation, they will be a less competitive and/or effective organization.

Storage and data protection were of particular note.

Forty-five percent of the organizations surveyed by ESG indicated that they will increase their spending in data protection, and 42% will increase their storage infrastructure spending.

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