[Gartner] Digital has moved to center stage. Have you?
March 20, 2015 Leave a comment
Digitalization is no longer a sideshow – it has moved to center stage and is changing the whole game.
So says Gartner in a report called “Flipping to Digital Leadership: The 2015 CIO Agenda,” that analyzed data from 2,810 CIO respondents in 84 countries and all major industries, representing $397 billion in IT spending.
Gartner goes on to claim that existing business processes suffer from legacy inertia and “bad complexity.” IT simplification to enable digital business needs to extend to the entire business stack: business processes, business models and the business ecosystem.
We couldn’t agree more. It’s 2015 !! Cloud is here to stay. Mobile is everywhere. Green is on everyone’s mind. The question of “why digital processes” has already been answered. There is simply no reason for inefficient, complex legacy processes anymore. Yet, we see it everyday – companies that still use paper or email Excel spreadsheets around for the most common yet business-critical tasks like taking a Sales Order, approving a Purchase Requisition or processing a Leave Request.
To paraphrase Gartner again: we’ve moved into a third era of enterprise IT, where digitalization is transforming business models and determining who will win. For those who succeed, the prize could not be bigger.
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