How Digital Transformations Make IT Profitable

 
 
By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 05-29-2017 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Digital transformations are about more than innovation for its own sake: They are turning IT departments into profit centers, according to a recent survey from Dell EMC. The report, "How IT Transformation Maturity Drives IT Agility, Innovation and Improved Business Outcomes," divides organizations into those that are considered digitally transformed and those that are still legacy driven. Transformed organizations clearly command an edge in completing IT projects ahead of schedule and under budget. They also allocate more of their tech budget for innovative projects and initiatives, and are much more likely to view IT efforts as competitive differentiators. "Digital transformation initiatives necessitate that the underlying technology infrastructure supporting associated business applications and IT services must evolve accordingly," according to the report. "However, legacy IT is largely unprepared to meet the requirements of the new digital business: performance bottlenecks that impact end-user experience in a world that demands constant availability and response times; rigid architectures that force organizations to make forklift upgrades as requirements change; and traditional provisioning processes in which IT is often seen as a barrier rather than an enabler for the business. Organizations must resolve this conflict between digital transformation goals and today's IT reality if the business is to meet its ultimate objectives." An estimated 1,000 global senior IT leaders took part in the research, which was conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG).

 
 
 
 
 
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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