Legacy Print Infrastructure is a Major Barrier to Digital Transformation

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LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —¬†A recent IDC study commissioned by Lexmark finds that dated print infrastructure is an obstacle to digital transformation. Despite three in five enterprises recognizing that lingering print infrastructures are a significant barrier to success, fewer than half are prioritizing investment in this space, hampering the progress of strategic IT initiatives.The global study, conducted during the Covid-19 pandemic, finds four in five (79%) companies responding are investing in cloud infrastructure as part of their digital transformation initiatives, but 57% say lingering print infrastructure is negatively impacting their cloud migration strategy.The IDC White Paper sponsored by Lexmark, “Next-Gen Print Infrastructure Services: Leveraging Cloud and IoT to Accelerate Your Digital Transformation Strategy,”¬†follows IDC’s Worldwide Digital Transformation Spending Guide, which predicts spending on digital transformation technology and services will grow by 10.4% in 2020 to $1.3 trillion globally in 2020.”This research highlights the importance of considering cloud-based print infrastructure as a key strategic IT initiative,” said Matt Dollus, Lexmark vice president of Global Marketing and IoT Portfolio. “Established companies in every sector are under pressure to transform into digital-first organizations. With the Covid-19 pandemic exposing gaps and weaknesses in IT infrastructure, many are struggling by failing to take print with them …

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