67% UK IT pros say leaders do not understand that modern applications need modern approaches and tools in today’s hybrid IT landscape


Cisco AppDynamics, a leading provider of Application Observability and Application Performance Monitoring technology, has released a report titled, “The Age of Application Observability.” The report provides insights into the challenges UK IT teams face managing application performance within increasingly complex multi-cloud and hybrid IT environments.

In a rapidly evolving IT landscape, the report found that 86% of technologists identify a pressing need to shift from traditional monitoring approaches to advanced observability solutions. This change is being driven by the complexities tied to the rising adoption of cloud-native technologies, economic barriers slowing down cloud migration, and the persistence of hybrid and on-premises environments.

Notably, more than half (53%) of organisations are already looking into these next-gen solutions, with an overwhelming 82% marking observability as a strategic focal point.

This research has taken into account the perspectives of over 1,140 IT professionals across 13 global markets, including the UK. It highlights how the convergence of cloud-native technology adoption with on-premises technology is urging a more adaptive approach in the IT sector.

Key UK-centric insights from the report include:

  • 86% of technologists claim that observability with business context will enable them to be more strategic and spend more time on innovation.
  • 67% report that leaders within their organization do not fully understand that modern applications need modern approaches and tools to manage availability, performance and security.
  • On average, technologists report that 52% of their new innovation initiatives are being delivered with cloud-native technologies, and they expect this figure to climb to 61% within the next five years. That means that the majority of new digital transformation programs will be built on cloud native technologies by 2028.