IT Is Under Pressure to Deliver on Digital Efforts

By Dennis McCafferty
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    IT Is Under Pressure to Deliver on Digital Efforts

    IT Is Under Pressure to Deliver on Digital Efforts

    Corporate executives express confidence that IT can deliver on digital transformation, but say the tech department needs to work closely with the business units.

Top executives are expecting major accomplishments from their IT organization in order to meet strategic goals and lead their organization to a successful digital transformation, according to a recent survey from CSC. The accompanying report, "What Makes Digital Leaders: A Full C-Suite Perspective," indicates that these corporate executives generally express confidence that IT is capable of delivering on digital transformation. However, they also said that the tech department will need to work closely with the business units to improve big data analytics efforts, app modernization, mobile solutions and collaborative tools. And they admit that current company functions are too siloed and are either somewhat or not at all digitized. As obstacles such as budget constraints are overcome to enable IT to focus more on innovation, senior management expects that their company will reap the rewards of a transformation, including greater operational efficiencies and reduced costs. "In general, all companies are moving down the path of closer alignment between digital technologies and business strategy," according to the report. "And most expect to become more digital, more globally integrated and better at sharing information over the next three years. Anticipated increased spending on cloud and mobile technologies will help support further integration and collaboration across functions and regions." A total of 514 CIOs, other senior technology executives, C-level business leaders and other executives took part in the research, which was conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

This article was originally published on 2016-11-07
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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