The desire for digital acceleration has compelled organizations to deliver faster and better application experiences. In the process, they have realized that this transformation is extremely fluid and complex because applications can reside anywhere—from data centers to hybrid and multi-clouds to edge compute. Therefore, applications and the security required to protect them must live wherever they deliver the most-optimal desired business outcomes, such as customer experience, performance, cost optimization, and more.
As organizations progress on their journeys, their strategies, objectives, and requirements will evolve. The solutions required, such as those needed to secure digital acceleration initiatives, will also change. As a result, organizations need to think beyond technical solutions and consider how they acquire and license those solutions. They also need to be aware that cost control and optimization are central concerns of many in the C-suite and on the board.