1. IT talent biggest roadblock to digital transformation

    IT talent biggest roadblock to digital transformation

    A global study from IDT surveyed 81 executives and found that 80 percent of businesses cite digital transformation as a priority. However, only 35 percent of respondents said their business actually had a "clearly defined digital transformation strategy."

    "For the first time in the history of modern computing, we have seen a convergence of business and IT strategy, primarily fueled by the increasing power that new innovative and disruptive technologies have emerged," says Scott Holland, Global Advisory Practice Leader at The Hackett Group.

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  3. Quotes

    1. Without the right skills in IT and other business units, companies will not understand the possibilities of what can be accomplished through digital transformation and they won't define a digital transformation strategy.
    2. The central importance of talent reflects a broader issue in the IT field today: a structural mismatch between in-demand roles and the skills and experience of the talent available in the marketplace.
    3. The business and IT leaders need to come together to create a single strategy driven by business goals that provides overall guidance which the entire organization can support.
    4. Digital transformation strategies should be driven based on financial goals, and the investment should be measured over time.
    5. For the first time in the history of modern computing, we have seen a convergence of business and IT strategy, primarily fueled by the increasing power that new innovative and disruptive technologies have emerged.
    6. It's critical that a company create a focused, incremental plan to achieve enterprise digital transformation by improving the parts that make up the whole based upon the apparent opportunity to drive ROI through increased efficiency and effectiveness almost function by function.
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