New research released today by Equinix has found that some 50% of Irish IT leaders now believe that avoiding the public internet is essential for their business. A further one-third believe that Interconnection is key to stopping the slow-down of the public internet as direct physical and virtual interconnections allow for more reliable, fast and secure performance.
As a result, on average, Irish-based enterprises predict that their private data exchange with other businesses, customers and partners will increase by 48% in the next three years.
As digital demands rise and speed of delivery becomes currency, Equinix say Irish organisations are focusing on digital transformation. However, almost half (46%) say latency issues are a major concern for them and 91% now view Interconnection as a key facilitator of successful digital transformation. Meanwhile, improving cyber security – cited by 50% – is the top technology-driven priority for Irish enterprises.
Commenting on the research, Managing Director for Ireland and emerging markets at Equinix, Maurice Mortell said, "The internet is really giving way to the interconnected-net of things and the Global Interconnection Index reflects this. Companies are solving their increasing digital requirements by directly connecting to key business partners through Interconnection, as traditional forms of connectivity do not meet the demanding requirements of today’s businesses."