IDC Japan announced “2021 Trend Analysis of Enterprise Infrastructure of Domestic Enterprises by System Type”. More than 20% of companies already have the ability to continuously provide the latest technology / services. This analysis is based on the results of a February survey of 536 domestic companies and organizations’ management, business division managers, and department managers. According to the self-evaluation of the respondents, the percentage of respondents who said that they have the ability to provide the latest IT infrastructure increased slightly from the previous survey in February 2020, and 7 respondents answered that they were “not enough / insufficient”. It is said that it was over%. The focus of the respondents’ organizations on IT infrastructure-related investment was “building an integrated management system for the cloud, networks, and data centers.” In addition, “utilization of AI (artificial intelligence) embedded in business applications” was ranked at the top of the new initiatives within two years.
Priority investment area related to IT infrastructure (multiple answers excluding “I don’t know”), Source: IDC Japan In the procurement form of IT infrastructure that operates on-premises (multiple answers), “purchase / lease” is around 70%, “pay-as-you-go” “System” was around 30%. The top three reasons for using the pay-as-you-go system were “reducing the load of IT infrastructure operation management,” “optimizing IT infrastructure-related costs,” and “avoiding the load of IT infrastructure construction and updating.” IDC explained that companies with investment capacity even in Corona are accelerating their efforts for digital transformation (DX), and the IT infrastructure that supports DX is indispensable. However, there are also issues to renew the IT infrastructure, and “budget constraints” are prominently cited as the obstacles, and the answers are “IT staff overload / shortage” and “IT staff education / lack of knowledge about the latest technology”. Also accounted for less than 40% of the total. The company also said that the pay-as-you-go system for on-premises IT infrastructure will be one of the ways to renew the IT infrastructure that supports DX.