IT transformation essential for business competitiveness: Survey

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Dell EMC announced the results of a new study conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG).

It found that digital transformation is the driving force behind companies making IT Transformation a top priority.

The majority of respondents, 71 percent, agree that IT Transformation is essential to ongoing business competitiveness.

But, a majority of senior IT leaders and decision-making managers of large companies surveyed  indicate their organizations have yet to fully embrace the aspects of IT Transformation needed to remain competitive.

Survey found 95 percent of respondents indicated that their organizations are at risk of falling behind a smaller group of industry peers that are transforming their IT infrastructures, processes and delivery methods to accelerate their goals of becoming digital businesses.

Respondents cited siloed infrastructure and rigid legacy architectures as  barriers to undertaking a successful digital transformation.

“These findings mirror how the vast majority of customers are telling us they need to optimize their existing infrastructures to take advantage of digital-age opportunities,” said David Goulden, President of Dell EMC.

“However, the research shows that most respondents are falling behind a small and elite set of competitors who have cracked the IT Transformation code, and they’re competing more vigorously because of it.

Encouragingly, organizations in the Asia Pacific and Japan region look at ways to reinvent their business models to thrive in the digital age. Therefore, they need an optimized IT infrastructure that is agile and customer-focused.

The survey particularly mentioned the Government of India’s increased focus on digitization and the surge in the number of new age companies, organizations’ Digital Transformation initiatives are unlikely to dissipate.

According to Rajesh Janey, President & Managing Director, India Enterprise, Dell EMC, the survey underscores that the majority of senior leaders agree that IT Transformation is essential to ongoing business competitiveness.