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Telefónica Tech study shows 57 % of companies plan to invest more in ICT in the next two years

of Ireland , notes that the majority of organizations surveyed say the pandemic has accelerated their ICT strategy and they are now in a better position than before ( 60 %), but 28 % still say they are only dealing with immediate needs .
However , 81 % of global companies admit to having made urgent ICT purchases to adapt to pandemic conditions that will not bring them strategic value in the long term .
The study shows that 48 % of the organizations surveyed brought forward strategic ICT plans ( including collaborative and cloud technology ) to deal with the pandemic .

Organizations around the world significantly accelerated their adoption of technology services during COVID-19 to drive their Digital Transformation and boost their resilience .

Telefónica Tech ’ s Planting Digital Seeds for the Future study reveals that , although lack of budget is the main constraint to fulfilling their ICT strategy , 57 % of the global companies surveyed plan to invest more in ICT over the next two years and 35 % plan to invest the same amount .
The study , which gathered responses from a total of 810 IT professionals in Spain , Brazil , Germany , the UK and the Republic
Meanwhile , 31 % of companies quickly changed their business and reviewed their ICT , 17 % analyzed their existing technology and used it more effectively and only 2 % of respondents said they had not made any changes .
In addition , more than half of the companies surveyed highlighted that the main lesson learned from the pandemic was that aligning people and processes with their technology strategy led to significant efficiency gains compared to how they did it before . This result is most notable among companies in the biotechnology ( 80 %), retail ( 76 %), finance ( 72 %), food and beverage ( 70 %) and public administration ( 68 %) sectors .

Vantage starts construction on a second data centre at Frankfurt II campus

Vantage Data Centers , a leading global provider of hyperscale data centre campuses , has announced the start of construction on a second data centre on its Frankfurt II campus .

Adding to its existing presence in the most sought-after European market , Vantage has broken ground on a second facility ( FRA22 ) at its second campus in Frankfurt . The 16MW , 130,000 square feet ( 12,000 square meters ) facility is sited on seven acres ( three hectares ) in Raunheim .
Once fully developed , the campus will include 56MW of IT capacity across two data centres . Vantage is also continuing to develop its first 55MW Frankfurt campus , located in Offenbach , approximately 30 kilometres from Raunheim . Once fully developed , both campuses will offer customers a total of 111MW of IT capacity in the Frankfurt region .
“ Vantage continues to develop state-of-the-art data centre campuses in the most vital locations across EMEA to support some of the world ’ s leading technology companies ,” said Antoine Boniface , President , EMEA at Vantage Data Centers .
“ The speed and scale of our deliveries is unprecedented in our company ’ s history , as is our commitment to sustainable development .
It ’ s truly a remarkable time in the data centre industry to be on the frontlines of the digital infrastructure revolution .”
Frankfurt II marks Vantage ’ s ninth campus in EMEA , six of which are now operational ( Berlin I , Cardiff , Frankfurt I , Johannesburg , Warsaw and Zurich ).
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