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COVID-19 FUELS APPETITE FOR APP MODERNIZATION , AI AND EDGE COMPUTING

F5 ’ s seventh annual State of Application Strategy ( SOAS ) report shows how the pandemic has advanced Digital Transformation across the world , with increased emphasis on AI , telemetry and multi-cloud deployments .

COVID-19 has catalyzed the speed and depth of the world ’ s Digital Transformation efforts , according to F5 ’ s latest State of Application Strategy ( SOAS ) report .

Now in its seventh year , the research features survey inputs from 1,500 respondents from a wide range of industries , organization sizes and professional roles .
This year ’ s report strongly underlines how the need to improve connectivity , reduce latency , ensure security and harness data-driven insights is intensifying . It also points to an elevated interest in cloud , As-a-Service solutions , Edge Computing and application security and delivery technologies .
The COVID-19 pandemic has vastly accelerated a global Digital Transformation that was already underway . Progress that might normally have taken a decade has leapt forward in a single year .
underway . Progress that might normally have taken a decade has leapt forward in a single year ,” said Lori MacVittie , Principal Technical Evangelist , Office of the CTO at F5 .
“ The COVID-19 pandemic has vastly accelerated a global Digital Transformation that was already
“ In a short time , more organizations than ever have modernized and distributed applications – and the
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