IDC’s Digital Infrastructure Resiliency Index Provides Industry Benchmark for Setting Investment Priorities

NEEDHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#DIRQ–Digital infrastructure resiliency – the ability to seamlessly adapt infrastructure and the business services it supports to unexpected changes in user demand, security breaches, service outages, or environmental disruptions – is critical to overall digital business agility and success. Recent research published by International Data Corporation (IDC) shows the correlation between digital infrastructure resiliency leadership and enterprise rates of revenue growth, time to market, and operational efficiency. Digital infrastructure resiliency leaders have significantly higher levels of year-over-year improvement against these metrics when compared to less mature digital infrastructure resiliency latecomers.

IDC recently published its Digital Infrastructure Resiliency Index, a framework that enterprises can use to assess their own Digital Infrastructure Resiliency Quotient (DRIQ) using a 100-point scale to pinpoint top digital infrastructure investment priorities proven to significantly improve digital business outcomes.

IDC’s analysis shows that the average U.S. enterprise has significant opportunities to improve digital business outcomes by:

Accelerating cloud native infrastructure adoption

Implementing consistent digital infrastructure operating models across on-premises, edge, and public cloud infrastructure

Increasing infrastructure automation powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) analytics

“It is vital that C-suite enterprise leaders understand the contribution digital infrastructure makes to the overall resiliency of the business,” said Mary Johnston Turner, research vice president for IDC’s Future of Digital Infrastructure Agenda program. “The IDC Digital Infrastructure Resiliency Index enables leadership teams to quickly benchmark their organization’s current level of digital infrastructure resiliency against the industry and identify areas where they need to review and accelerate infrastructure investment priorities to improve overall business outcomes.”

Learn more about the Digital Infrastructure Resiliency Index, the DIRQ scoring model, and IDC’s Future of Digital Infrastructure research practice at IDC Directions in Boston and Santa Clara, California in March. Or contact the IDC Future Enterprise Team at

About IDC’s Future of Digital Infrastructure Research Practice

IDC expects the Future Enterprise will rely on an autonomous cloud-native digital infrastructure foundation to enable the development and delivery of resilient, secure digital business services and digital experiences. IDC’s Future of Digital Infrastructure research practice helps IT buyers and vendors to gain competitive advantage from digital infrastructure investments and operations spanning dedicated on-premises, public cloud, and edge platforms for compute, storage, networking, AIOps, automation, security, virtualization, containers, and lifecycle services. To learn more about IDC’s Future of Digital Infrastructure research practice, please visit

About IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,200 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology, IT benchmarking and sourcing, and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC’s analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly owned subsidiary of International Data Group ( IDG), the world’s leading tech media, data, and marketing services company. To learn more about IDC, please visit Follow IDC on Twitter at @IDC and LinkedIn. Subscribe to the IDC Blog for industry news and insights.


Michael Shirer