Press Release

Asia’s Data Prospects Mature as Businesses Focus on Data Consolidation in 2016

Growing Emphasis on Leveraging Data Technologies for Cross-Business Unit Agility and Intelligence



SINGAPORE, 14 DECEMBER 2015 – Pivotal®, the company accelerating digital transformation for enterprises, today revealed the findings of a survey conducted with its customers and partners across five countries in Asia Pacific.

Against the backdrop of an increasingly complex IT landscape, the survey “Data Technology Adoption and Maturity in Asia Pacific” revealed that consolidation across data silos is now mainstream and a key business priority for enterprises as they move ahead in 2016. More than half the respondents (51%) also indicated they have already adopted data technologies for cross-business unit agility and intelligence. Real-time processing of data and data analytics (19%) trailed behind as the next most common priority to applying data technology.

Traditionally, businesses have managed data within structured and unstructured silos, a direct result of having to deploy relational database management and file storage systems. According to IDC, data silos within Asia Pacific organizations are raising IT costs and security risks, while limiting the ability of organizations to make insight-based decisions.

The clear emphasis on data consolidation becoming a key priority for businesses highlights the growing maturity for data management and the start of a change process across organizations in Asia Pacific to modernize their IT systems, enabling the wider enterprise to reap the benefits of cross-business unit access/analysis and thus become more agile, efficient and resilient.

Asia Pacific businesses also show high levels of confidence in terms of adoption and implementation of data technologies. While 39% of businesses still perceive their organization to fall short in terms of data readiness, nine in 10 businesses showed confidence in their organization catching up by 2017. In addition, more than 58% respondents indicated they expected their organization to be more than 90% data ready within two years.

Barriers for Data Adoption

However, respondents indicated they still perceive challenges in implementing and deploying data technologies:

  • Budgetary concerns (22%) and issues with legacy data infrastructure (22%) were listed as top barriers for data technology adoption amongst Asia Pacific organizations, followed by IT complexity (17%)
  • In reducing barriers to adoption, respondents indicated clearly defined co-existing strategy with legacy systems (25%) and open-source technologies (22%) as useful
  • Bridge the skills gap: Nearly 1 in 5 (18%) also indicated relevant skills training as another key method to encourage technology implementation.

Supporting Quotes

Melissa Ries, Vice President, Pivotal Asia Pacific and Japan

“In the face of Digital Disruption, transforming into a data-driven organization is no longer a choice. Organizations now need to look at transitioning from siloed approaches of managing data assets to consolidating their data across the enterprise in an agile and secure manner to keep up with the speed of business.

Organizations are increasingly pressured to embrace software as a core competency as they make the transition towards a cloud native environment to differentiate themselves and capture new opportunities in a mobile-cloud era. A truly data-driven culture where business divisions across the enterprise have access to growing databases and can unlock the full value of their data will enable these organizations to become the leaders of tomorrow.”

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Pivotal Media Relations

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Pivotal Media Relations

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Pivotal Analyst Relations