The application divide in APJ
On a regional level, the study also identified a set of APJ "Leaders" and "Laggards" in the application economy. By embracing the application economy, the "Leaders" in APJ are distinctly outperforming the "laggards" in all key business metrics, creating an application divide in APJ.
According to the study, "Leaders" are growing revenue more than four times and profit more than three times the rate of "Laggards". "Leaders" are also experiencing more than double of the business coming from new products and services than their "Laggard" counterparts.
"Leaders" in APJ are deploying several technologies and processes in order to survive and thrive in the application economy. 43 percent of the "Leaders" have adopted DevOps methodologies and technologies to speed application delivery, compared to only four percent of the "Laggards".
"Leaders" are also spending more on security. In fact, one-third of all IT spending is expected to be spent on security in three years by the leaders. Also, "Leaders" manage IT as a business and report better overall IT performance.
Another key finding is that more than two-thirds (69 percent) of the "Leaders" are adopting mobility as an enterprise-wide strategy versus 14 percent of the "Laggards", with clear evidence of increased customer satisfaction and faster time-to-market.
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