IT Transformations Revamp Operations, Create Jobs

 
 
By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 05-18-2017 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    IT Transformations Revamp Operations, Create Jobs

    Digital transformation is about overhauling the way organizations execute their core operational strategies, create jobs, and boost productivity and revenue.
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    93% of the IT decision-makers surveyed said the demand for new, innovative business apps— a key component of any digital transformation—will increase over the next three to five years.
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    88% said that organizations that fail to deploy new and emerging technologies risk losing potential revenue.
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    85% of the IT decision-makers surveyed said their company's investments in digital transformation are expanding "past the front lines" and into "core operations."
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    77% said their organization's senior leadership is very interested in making digital transformation investments to improve operational agility.
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    83% of the IT decision-makers surveyed believe their digital transformation investments are key to boosting employee productivity.
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    77% believe that digital transformations create jobs.
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    72% predict that digital transformation will increase jobs for their organization through new projects, and 69% said it will do so via new technologies.
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    76% of the IT decision-makers surveyed said a growing lack of IT skills in deploying emerging technologies is hindering the digital transformation.
 

For CIOs and business leaders, digital transformation is about far more than "new tech toys." It's about overhauling the way organizations execute their core operational strategies and create jobs, according to "Digital Transformation Expected to Fuel–Not Curb–Job Creation," a recent survey from Appian. The vast majority of IT decision-makers believe companies that fail to deploy transformation-enabling technologies will risk losing potential revenue, according to the survey findings. They'll also miss out on opportunities to create new jobs, boost employee productivity and improve operational agility. The forward momentum could cause stress for IT departments, however, as a lingering lack of needed tech talent is considered a primary obstacle to transformation. "In 2017, the world wants more software per developer than ever before," said Matt Calkins, CEO of Appian. "We need productivity accelerators, like low-code platforms, to overcome the disparity between supply and demand." More than 500 IT decision-makers took part in the research, which was conducted by YouGov.

 
 
 
 
 
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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