IT Complexity and Performance Challenges Killing Digital Transformation Initiatives

Companies experiencing performance problems once every five days, resulting in business and IT professionals losing a quarter of their working lives

Waltham, MA - July 12, 2017 —Digital performance management company, Dynatrace today announced the findings of an independent survey of 1,239 IT and business professionals globally. It reveals that organizations are encountering user, revenue or customer-impacting digital performance problems once every five days. Furthermore, it reveals that individuals across business and IT functions are losing a quarter of their working lives battling to address these problems. The “Global Digital Performance and Transformation Audit” can be downloaded here.

The study found that 75% of respondents had low levels of confidence in their ability to resolve digital performance problems. Equally concerning is that 48% of these respondents stated digital performance challenges were directly hindering the success of digital transformation strategies in their organizations. When asked what was causing these performance challenges, respondents most frequently pointed to the increasing complexity of their technology environments.

“A business’ reliance on technology to remain competitive and succeed in a modern world has accelerated more in the last 3 years than during the last 30,” said John Van Siclen, CEO at Dynatrace. “While today’s technology is extremely powerful, the result is a hyperscale, hypercomplex corporate IT environment, which can create a very real barrier to succeeding at digital performance. If you don’t master this complexity challenge, at the end of the day your customers, employees and bottom line will suffer.”

The research also uncovered that a combination of the above issues is directly contributing to individuals across multiple business functions wasting hundreds of hours each year dealing with digital performance issues that impact customers and revenue.

Average time each business and IT professional loses battling digital performance problems:

If they could reclaim this time business and IT professionals’ productivity would improve:

John Van Siclen concluded, “To differentiate and stay ahead of changing consumer expectations, businesses must make sure they’re able to instantly pinpoint problems in the IT environment that are impacting digital performance. The key is to identify degradations that affect users immediately, pinpoint root cause precisely and fix before users are affected. Given the hyper-complexity of today’s application environments and the tech stacks they run on, an all-in-one monitoring approach powered by artificial intelligence has emerged as a new requirement. It’s no longer humanly possible to drill into multiple dashboards, research a variety of alerts and search through thousands of log files to discover root cause in the few minutes you have between initial degradation and severe user impact.”

To download the “Global Digital Performance and Transformation Audit”, please visit

Research Now conducted the survey on behalf of Dynatrace. The 1,239 IT and business professionals came from enterprises in the USA, UK, France, Germany and Australia.

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