IT Management Slideshow: When Convergence Attacks

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 03-02-2011

When Convergence Attacks

70 percent of respondents say there is a present danger in their leadership being overwhelmed by the complexities of convergence.

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Only 14 percent of these execs rate their leadership as "excellent" with respect to managing convergence.

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63 percent of respondents believe their organizations lack sufficient personnel resources to implement changes required by convergence.

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78 percent of respondents say teamwork at the management level has grown significantly more important in light of the challenges of convergence.

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74 percent of respondents say business models in their particular industry are opening up due to convergence.

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56 percent of respondents say their companies have either developed a new business model, or are planning to do so, due to convergence.

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Top factors driving convergence (percent respondents):Changes in customer behavior/expectations (58.9 percent)Tech innovation (53.6 percent)Economic factors (46.2 percent)Growth expectations (41.5 percent)

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54 percent of respondents say their companies have either developed, or plan to develop, products or services in partnership with other companies, demonstrating the need for collaboration due to convergence.

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Most valuable resources for managing convergence (percent respondents):Colleagues (89.7 percent)Professional networks (76.5 percent)Technology platforms (29.9 percent)Trade/specialist media (17.7 percent)Friends/family (16.7 percent)

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