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.
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.
92% said their organization is pursuing digital transformation to create new sources of revenue, operational excellence and/or unique competitive advantage.
94% expect technology and automation to spread from IT to all areas of the business by 2020 and will “transform everything.”
89% of the IT decision-makers said they must use IT automation in new ways to achieve digital business objectives.
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.
73% of the IT decision-makers believe that concerns about the potential impact of automation on employment stability are overblown.
78% said their organization has all the resources it needs to deliver the level of IT innovation required to achieve a digital business transformation.
91% of the IT decision-makers said their business and IT objectives are aligned.
57% of the global IT decision-makers said that either their entire company uses DevOps from end to end or that most teams do.
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%