UK's IT leaders identify digital disparity across the UK

UK's IT leaders identify digital disparity across the UK

Maidenhead, 29 June 2023– Seven in ten (70%) UK IT decision makers believe there isdigital disparity in the UK, according tonew research from Pulsant, the UK's edge infrastructure provider.

The data indicates that 78% of IT decision makers think more investment in local technology infrastructure is needed to meaningfully support regional growth – rising to 89% for those outside of London.

Edge computing was highlighted by 89% of IT decision makers as important, suggesting that reduced latency and high-speed connectivity are key priorities. Edge computing would bring compute and data storage capabilities closer to regional use cases, delivering local businesses with high-performance connectivity and storage to areas that haven't necessarily benefitted from them before.

Commenting on the findings, Simon Michie, CTO at Pulsant, said, "With data, connected devices, remote users and latency-sensitive applications all growing exponentially, there's pressure right across the UK to enable digital access for everyone. The government's Levelling Up agenda simply must bear fruit if UK businesses are to meet rising user expectations – and that requires meaningful investment in infrastructure across the board.

"With platformEDGE, we bring edge computing to every region of the UK through our unique multi-regional network infrastructure. Whether your business is in Manchester, Newcastle, or Edinburgh, we want every business to be able to take advantage of edge computing todevelop new products, reach new markets and reimagine operations."

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Research methodology

An online survey of 100 IT decision makers in May 2023 by Vitreous World for Pulsant.

About Pulsant

Pulsant is a digital edge infrastructure company that provides cloud, colocation and connectivity services to UK businesses. Regional enterprises and service providers use Pulsant's edge infrastructure platform to build, connect and deploy the applications they need to innovate and grow.
The platform is underpinned by Pulsant's network of 12 strategically located edge data centres, interconnected through a low latency network fabric delivering access to cloud, connectivity and compute services across the UK and beyond. The platform puts 95% of the UK population within reach of businesses seeking to deploy new edge applications, or securely extend hybrid infrastructure in order to improve performance.
Established in 1995, Pulsant has over 27 years of experience working with organisations to achieve their digital ambitions. Pulsant has more than 1,200 clients and holds multiple accreditations, including ISO27001 and PCI DSS.

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