Automation Is Vital for IT Transformation

 
 
By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 06-16-2017 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    Automation Is Vital for IT Transformation

    Fully expecting the digital transformation to "change everything," IT decision-makers are determined to find new and better ways to automate processes.
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    Top Priority

    Half of the global IT decision-makers surveyed said digital transformation is the biggest item on IT's agenda, and 45% said it represents the largest investment of any IT program.
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    Worthwhile Pursuit
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    Worthwhile Pursuit

    92% said their organization is pursuing digital transformation to create new sources of revenue, operational excellence and/or unique competitive advantage.
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    Disruptive Force

    94% expect technology and automation to spread from IT to all areas of the business by 2020 and will "transform everything."
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    Reset Button

    89% of the IT decision-makers said they must use IT automation in new ways to achieve digital business objectives.
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    Survival Plan

    35% strongly agree that businesses that don't embrace IT automation as a driver of digital business strategies within the next five years will not exist within 10 years.
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    Jobs Forecast

    73% of the IT decision-makers believe that concerns about the potential impact of automation on employment stability are overblown.
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    Well-Positioned

    78% said their organization has all the resources it needs to deliver the level of IT innovation required to achieve a digital business transformation.
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    Perfect Harmony

    91% of the IT decision-makers said their business and IT objectives are aligned.
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    57% of the global IT decision-makers said that either their entire company uses DevOps from end to end or that most teams do.
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    Challenges Aligning Business and IT

    Conflicting objectives among business units: 42%, Lack of motivation within business units: 33%, Lack of understanding the need for organizational alignment: 29%, Failure of senior management to support alignment: 29%
 

A significant percent of CIOs and other IT decision-makers consider digital transformation "Topic A" on their technology agenda, according to a recent survey from BMC. Successful transformations are currently creating new sources of revenue, improving operations and establishing unique competitive advantages. The automation of manual processes, however, is essential. In fact, nearly all the survey respondents believe that technology and automation will spread from IT to all areas of the business by 2020 to "transform everything." Many strongly agree that businesses that fail to embrace IT automation as a driver of digital businesses won't even exist 10 years from now. Fortunately, the vast majority of survey respondents said their organization has all the resources required to continue innovating technology to reach their goals, with strong alignment between lines of business (LoBs) and the IT department. And most have embraced DevOps as a means to help teams complete projects and achieve strategic objectives. More than 650 global IT decision-makers took part in the research.

 
 
 
 
 
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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