Digital Business Transformation Picks Up the Pace

Digital transformation

1 - Digital Business Transformation Picks Up the PaceDigital Business Transformation Picks Up the Pace

Just about every aspect of enterprise IT is undergoing a transformation. Although most companies have made significant progress, many have a long way to go.

2 - Top Three IT InitiativesTop Three IT Initiatives

At the top of the list are automating IT processes (61%) and putting in place more security measures (57%), followed closely by leveraging cloud technologies to reduce cost and mobile computing—both tied at 55%.

3 - Stage of Digital Services and Mobile AdoptionStage of Digital Services and Mobile Adoption

A full 64% report this to be a work in progress. Another 11% will plan to start next year, and another 11% have no plans.

4 - Status of Digital TransformationStatus of Digital Transformation

Just over a third (36%) said they are on schedule, while 32% admit they are behind schedule. Only 3% are significantly behind schedule.

5 - Corporate Issues Adversely Affecting Digital TransformationCorporate Issues Adversely Affecting Digital Transformation

The primary challenge according to 42% was competing priorities. Another 24% cited budget as the biggest challenge.

6 - IT Issues Adversely Affecting Digital TransformationIT Issues Adversely Affecting Digital Transformation

Nearly two-thirds (64%) cited not enough resources to maintain current systems, while 48% pointed to the lack of a comprehensive IT platform.

7 - Changes Under Way in the IT EnvironmentChanges Under Way in the IT Environment

Topping the list of changes was improving performance of digital services (52%), followed by adding more mobile services (50%).

8 - Methods of Ensuring Digital Services IntegrityMethods of Ensuring Digital Services Integrity

A full 71% are adding more monitoring tools, while 65% are putting more hardware and software redundancy in place.

9 - Impact of IT Changes on the BusinessImpact of IT Changes on the Business

Well over half (59%) said business processes are getting simpler, while 52% citied providing more remote access to end users.

10 - Effect of Rise of Mobile and Consumerization of IT on CompaniesEffect of Rise of Mobile and Consumerization of IT on Companies

Nearly half (46%) cited improvements in customer satisfaction while 44% pointed to improved innovation.

11 - Top Business Benefits of Being a Digital BusinessTop Business Benefits of Being a Digital Business

Three-quarters (75%) again cited increased customer satisfaction, while 63% pointed lower costs to the company.

Michael Vizard
Michael Vizard
Michael Vizard is a seasoned IT journalist, with nearly 30 years of experience writing and editing about enterprise IT issues. He is a contributor to publications including Programmableweb, IT Business Edge, CIOinsight, Channel Insider and UBM Tech. He formerly was editorial director for Ziff-Davis Enterprise, where he launched the company’s custom content division, and has also served as editor in chief for CRN and InfoWorld. He also has held editorial positions at PC Week, Computerworld and Digital Review.

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