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Riverbed Global Application Performance Survey 2015 Results Announced

Riverbed Technology, the leader in application performance infrastructure, has announced the results of the Riverbed Global Application Performance Survey 2015, the first global survey of business decision makers on the business impact of application performance. The survey has revealed a major performance gap between the needs of business and IT’s current ability to deliver – 98% of executives agree that optimal enterprise application performance is critical to achieving optimal business performance. And yet, 89% of executives say the poor performance of enterprise applications has negatively impacted their work, and 58% say it impacts their work at least weekly. This performance gap is causing a series of problems for companies, from lost revenue and customers to lower morale to negative brand image.

Companies universally agree that business performance relies on application performance. And yet 9 out of 10 organisations suffer from poor performance on a regular basis. One cause of this performance gap is the move to hybrid IT. Migrating apps to the cloud brings agility and cost benefits, but, with other apps still on-premises, it also brings complexity. With apps, data and users literally everywhere, the work of optimising and delivering great app performance has gotten much tougher for IT organisations. But you can’t control what you can’t see. And in order to close the performance gap, having a clear line of sight into how the apps are performing – and how the end user experience is being impacted – has also become a business imperative.

“The results of the survey reflect what we’re hearing every day from IT leaders who are looking to deliver superior application performance in the midst of rapidly evolving, highly complex and hybrid IT environments,” said Jerry M. Kennelly, Chairman and CEO, Riverbed. “With apps, data and end users everywhere today, companies need end-to-end application visibility, optimization, and control everywhere as well to close the performance gap. Riverbed helps organizations improve application performance to drive tangible business benefits and performance.”

Read the full results from the survey here.

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