Why Do So Many Digital Transformations Stall?

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 2016-08-15 Email

While IT decision-makers and office workers believe that the rapid completion of a digital transformation is critical, both feel that their organization isn't making this transition quickly enough, according to a recent survey from Sungard Availability Services. The resulting report, "Tame the Bear," indicates that IT decision-makers think they're not transforming the business at the speed that management and employees expect, and they fear they're falling behind their competitors with these efforts. Meanwhile, employees indicate that their company doesn't have the right technological or management skills to effectively become a digital business. Many, in fact, said they would be willing to leave their current job if they were offered a position at a more digitally progressive organization. "Almost every business states that adopting the latest digital technologies is vital to remaining competitive, and if IT fails to deliver, everything from staff retention and employee productivity to customer engagement and ultimately business growth is at stake," said Keith Tilley, executive vice president of global sales and customer services management at Sungard Availability Services. "The key is staying in control of your organization's IT and creating the right conditions for it to be predictable and productive, which ultimately drives greater productivity and better business resilience." An estimated 700 U.S. and European IT decision-makers and 1,400 office workers took part in the research, which was conducted by Vanson Bourne.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

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