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Research Report: State of Artificial Intelligence | 2020 Edition

by InteropJul 02, 2020

Where are today's organizations when it comes to actual implementation of artificial intelligence? What are some of the top use cases? How does your enterprise compare with others, in general, and in your industry? InformationWeek, together with Interop and ITPro Today surveyed hundreds of IT professionals to answer these questions and more. Download the 2020 State of AI report to learn more about how organizations are using AI.

Research Report: State of Emerging Technology | 2019 Edition

by InteropJun 27, 2019

The State of Emerging Technology report explores:
  • The majority (51%) see themselves as “curious but cautious” about the latest technologies.
  • The appeal of emerging technologies tends to be tied to an organization’s particular industry, for instance, 3D printing is of great interest in the medical industry, but not so much in other industries.
  • Practical interest in AI is strong in two areas that are key to corporate performance: increasing operational efficiency and improving the quality of customer interaction.
  • The top barriers to adopting emerging technologies are lack of funds, skills shortage, a desire to see proven success, and management’s resistance to change.

Research Report: State of IT | 2019 Edition

by InteropJun 27, 2019

The role of IT continues to change as new technologies and business models emerge. In addition to keeping systems up and running, IT must facilitate digital transformation and enable modern forms of competitive advantage.

The State of IT report explores:

  • The deficits in IT spending and the effects an organization's ability to meet its goals
  • The balance of containing IT costs while achieving business success
  • The challenges that prevent IT from innovating
  • How IT innovation is tied, or not tied to, financial incentives
  • IT purchasing plans do not necessarily include the most-hyped technology trends (IoT, AI, DevOps, containers, software-defined infrastructure)

Research Report: State of IoT | 2018 Edition

by InteropJun 27, 2019

A vast majority of organizations are investigating and investing in IoT technology - but they are doing it slowly and cautiously. They are still figuring out how to secure IoT devices and how IoT deployments might help improve their business. Download this report to explore:

  • Status of companies' IoT initiatives
  • The top IoT products/services being produced
  • Major obstacles to IoT adoption
  • Which industries will benefit most from IoT

Research Report: State of DevOps | 2018 Edition

by InteropJun 27, 2019

This report explores our respondents’ DevOps initiatives and reveals:

  • A large jump in DevOps adoption since 2017 survey results
  • Increased pressure to release software at a faster pace is driving DevOps adoption
  • High percentages of respondents are realizing improved performance as the result of implementing DevOps
  • The most popular tools and products used by DevOps teams

Research Report: State of Infrastructure | 2018 Edition

by InteropJun 27, 2019

The single greatest factor driving change in IT infrastructure is the rapid growth of data and data storage technology, fueled by initiatives in big data, Internet of Things, and data analytics. Find out how IT organizations are responding to increased demands for storing and managing data, along with:

  • Overall IT infrastructure purchase plans
  • Drivers and inhibitors to infrastructure modernization
  • Data center technology plans
  • Networking and wireless investments
  • And more

Research Report: State of DevOps | 2017 Edition

by InteropJun 27, 2019

Are you ready to dive into DevOps? According to our survey, a larger majority of IT organizations are implementing or plan to implement DevOps within the next two years. Download the report to find out how and why your peers are taking the plunge, what their priorities are, and how they're measuring success. In addition, you'll learn:

  • The top drivers and barriers to DevOps adoption
  • How using DevOps is affecting enterprise software quality and time to market
  • The top tools and products for enterprises usage and investments

Research Report: State of the Cloud | 2017 Edition

by InteropJun 27, 2019

As the use of public cloud becomes a given, IT leaders must navigate the transition and advocate for management tools or architectures that allow them to realize the benefits they seek. Download this report to explore the issues and how to best leverage the cloud moving forward. Also in this report:

  • The death of "virtualization=cloud": Learn why a collection of virtual machines no longer qualifies as a real cloud implementation
  • Cloud management: What tools are users implementing and how well do they meet their needs?
  • The future of cloud: Find out about serverless computing and functions-as-a-service, the hottest new trends in cloud

Research Report: State of AI Report | 2018 Edition

by InteropJun 25, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies enable computers to perform tasks that human beings have traditionally been better at doing than machines are. In recent years, AI has advanced rapidly, and enterprises are becoming very interested in the technology, particularly predictive analytics, machine learning, and other types of AI that allow them to extract insights from big data. However, most organizations haven’t deployed these systems into production yet, and it will take time to see the full impact of AI on enterprises. 

The survey revealed the following:

  • The adoption rate of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and cognitive initiatives.
  • Organizations’ spending plans.
  • AI capabilities organizations plan to implement in the next two years.
  • Major obstacles to AI adoption.
  • Which industries will benefit most from AI.
  • The effect of AI on jobs.

Research Report: IT Salary Report | 2018

by InteropJun 20, 2019

Download the Interop and InformationWeek Salary Survey report which revealed that pay for tech management and staff is high and rising, and most respondents reported good benefits and challenging work. The survey highlighted some important differences between the experiences of managers and staffers, as well as some noteworthy trends that will shape the future of IT, for instance, median salaries increased by $5,000 for both managers and staff, but men earn about $20,000 more than women in IT.

Other report highlights include:

  • A majority of respondents are satisfied or very satisfied with their jobs and feel secure in their IT career path
  • Managers are looking to be professionally challenged, while staffers top priority is solid pay and benefits
  • More than half of tech workers received company-paid training last year
  • IT pros see the outsourcing of IT operations as a threat to their jobs