Network World: 2015 State of the Network survey

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The transformation of Network IT into a collaborative and agile team that is positioned to respond to rapid changes in technology is underway, according to Network World’s 2015 State of the Network survey. And IT decision-makers are optimistic that adopting advanced networking technologies will have a positive impact on IT operations.

Among the technology and business professionals surveyed, 51%—a slightly higher proportion than a year ago—agree that emerging technologies have enabled, or will soon enable the IT organization to pool technology resources and drive up utilization rates, while at the same time reducing siloed resources. A higher percentage believe, also, that they are well positioned to take advantage of these new technologies: 55% say they are doing enough to prepare for the changes that new technologies make possible, compared to 51% a year ago.

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