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Kong report reveals pressure on tech leaders to innovate competitive displacement if they fail to keep pace with digital innovation , up 13 % since 2021 and 18 % since 2020 . Compounding this fear is a lack of skills and talent , cited by 34 % of survey respondents as a drag on innovation .

According to the research , 40 % of respondents predict they will go under or be absorbed by a competitor within three years if digital innovation lags , while an overwhelming majority ( 81 %) predict the same outcome within six years and virtually all ( 98 %) within 10 years .
The annual survey of 500 senior technology leaders across the U . S , Europe and Asia benchmarks how APIs , microservices and modern software architectures enable business agility and compares how theyare used at organizations with more than 1,000 employees .
Marco Palladino , CTO and Co-founder of Kong , said : “ We are in a unique business climate today where almost every minute of our customers ’ lives are digitally connected , and they expect nothing less than seamless connections and the best digital experiences possible .

The new 2022 API & Microservices Connectivity Report from Kong reveals that the pressure to innovate continues to mount for technology leaders . A total of 75 % of technology leaders fear

“ Businesses must make customer experiences a priority in 2022 – starting by investing in the right tech stack and empowering their developer teams to build the applications of the future .”

Survey finds 80 % of IT professionals say mainframe remains critical to business

Rocket Software has released its 2022 Survey Report : The State of the

Mainframe . Based on a survey of over 500 US IT professionals in firms using mainframes focused on their priorities , challenges and plans for leveraging their mainframes going forward , the findings illustrate just how critical the mainframe continues to be for businesses today . of their most pressing challenges , including protecting their investments in technology , closing the skills gap and integrating new technology for a unified IT environment .
Jeff Cherrington , Vice President , Product Management , System Z , Rocket Software , said : “ As the findings of this report show , the mainframe continues to be reliable , secure and efficient . Modernizing the mainframe must be a top priority for IT leaders working to ensure their IT infrastructure is futureproof and to help close the skills gap many organizations are facing .”
The survey findings reveal that despite the allure of new technologies that promise to deliver on Digital Transformation , the mainframe continues to dominate IT infrastructure . More than half ( 56 %) of respondents say the mainframe still makes up the most of their IT infrastructure , followed by private cloud ( 20 %) and distributed ( 15 %). This illustrates the effectiveness and reliability of the mainframe and its on-going role as a critical element in IT environments .
Modernizing the mainframe plays a critical role in helping businesses overcome some
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