2022 IDC North America InfoBrief: How to be a Digital Leader in 2022

In a survey of IT decision makers across North America, IDC identified a small segment of enterprises – Digital Leaders – that are successfully leveraging the cloud to thrive in times of uncertainty.

While Digital Leaders are not immune to the challenges faced by North American organizations, they have specific traits that make them stand out from their peers.

In this IDC InfoBrief, published in partnership with AWS, we provide insight into:

  • the characteristics of Digital Leaders
  • why you need to be a Digital Leader
  • the main challenges facing these organizations in North America
  • what digital leaders do differently or better than their peers
be a digital leader info brief

Last year’s InfoBrief spoke to how the COVID-19 pandemic influenced organizations’ outlook and approach to cloud and digital transformation.

This year’s InfoBrief identifies how enterprises are building their digital muscle to get the most from their cloud and transformations:

  • 77% of North America Digital Leaders run 26% or more of their applications on a cloud-native infrastructure.
  • 82% of Digital Leaders are going through a large-scale business transformation.
  • Nearly 1/3 of Digital Leaders say adopting edge is a top 3 priority.
  • 87% of respondents in North America see the cloud as the biggest driver of sustainability strategy today.
  • 73% of North American respondents are experiencing a cloud skills gap within their organizations.
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This InfoBrief explores how Digital Leaders in North America – enterprises that thrive in the cloud – are building their digital muscle to get the most from their cloud and transformations.