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FULL-STACK OBSERVABILITY APPDYNAMICS, A PART OF CISCO, HAS RECENTLY RELEASED A STUDY THAT EXPLORES THE IMPACT OF THE RAPID ACCELERATION OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, CREATED IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, AND THE REPERCUSSIONS FOR GLOBAL TECHNOLOGISTS. NICK BOGATY, CHIEF REVENUE AND CUSTOMER OFFICER AT APPDYNAMICS, DISCUSSES THE DRAMATIC INCREASE IN IT COMPLEXITY CAUSED BY THE NEED FOR URGENT INNOVATION AND TELLS US WHY THERE IS AN UNPRECEDENTED DEMAND FOR FULL-STACK OBSERVABILITY WITH BUSINESS CONTEXT.

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an you share with us the key findings of the Agents of Transformation research? In February, we released ‘Agents of Transformation 2021: The Rise of FullStack Observability’. The report comes at a time when many organisations are reflecting on a year of unremitting fire-fighting following the initial shock of COVID-19. In response to the pandemic, technologists across the world delivered incredible achievements - under immense pressure, as they pivoted their organization’s IT strategy. The report found that technologists implemented digital transformation projects faster in 2020 than in any previous year - on average, three times faster. This is pretty incredible. But as a consequence, technologists are now struggling to manage crippling IT complexity caused by the rapid digital transformation and technologies required to support this change. 83% of technologists told us that their own job had become more complex over the last year. To get a handle on this spiralling complexity, 95% of technologists overwhelmingly agreed that having real-time visibility across the entire IT estate is important. More specifically, 12

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