Savvy communication service provider CIOs and CTOs have abandoned the past - where they would align their new technology infrastructure investments with traditional IT and networking equipment vendors.
Today, 77 percent of all telecom service providers will now require some level of digital transformation over the next three years, to meet the changing market needs in their franchise area and to remain competitive, according to the latest worldwide market study by 451 Research.
Specifically, service providers are challenged by IT and networking automation, scalability and reliability issues.
Traditional technology hardware and software vendors will also have to compete with the public cloud providers, as service providers consider hyperscalers for their next compute and storage purchases, since many enterprises are moving workloads off-premises.
"Over the next two years, 60 percent of enterprises will run most of their IT in off-premises environments," said Al Sadowski, research vice president at 451 Research.
451 research has launched new surveys to help quantify the drivers and priorities.