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Global CIO Survey from Brocade Reveals Business Requirement for a New IP

Bangalore: A new survey of CIOs worldwide from Brocade unveils the business impact of legacy infrastructures' and highlights the need for more innovative solutions to help the businesses network. In the Brocade Global CIO Survey 2015, 75 percent of CIO respondents stated that their network is an issue in achieving their organizations goals. Almost a quarter of CIO’s polled, it is a “significant” issue.

The continued rise in new technologies – which has fundamentally changed the way businesses operate and engage with their customers – is responsible for a dramatic renaissance of the IT department. This has led to CIOs facing a range of challenges to contend with, and ultimately highlights a clear need for them to understand and embrace the opportunities offered by the New IP.

Founded in 1995 by Kumar Malavalli, San Jose based Brocade is an industry leader in providing consistent and high performance network solutions that help the world’s leading organizations transit smoothly to a virtualized world. The company aims to ensure a comprehensive solution and provides a full range of education, support and professional services offerings.

On the other hand, concerning the CIO role, Ken Cheng, CTO & Senior VP, Corporate Development & Emerging Business, Brocade, says, “The role of IT is changing from being an administrator of infrastructure to an enabler of the business driving innovation. More than ever, the CIO has a critical role in advising the board and senior management on strategic business investments, but legacy infrastructure remains a major roadblock, prohibiting business agility and innovation. The New IP offers a way of addressing this, enabling business objectives to be met”.

Speaking about the Survey conducted by independent research agency, Vanson Bourne, polled 200 CIOs across six countries.  However, the top line findings includes CIOs are distracted by the business of keeping the lights on, where over half spend more than 50 percent of their time on reactive, security and fast deployment. And access to new applications and services is CIOs top concerns, while operational platforms (Oracle, SAP), data center upgrade or expansion, virtual, security, network upgrade or expansion are the four technology issues CIOs need to address and 40 percent of CIOs claim to be concerned about choosing the right vendors to deliver what the business is asking.

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