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New study identifies multiple factors impeding progress on IT transformation

Most frontline IT professionals around the world give their companies failing or near failing grades on their ability to implement transformational technologies and drive IT innovation to gain competitive advantage.

According to a new research report, many of those running networks, data centres and back-end systems say lack of planning, deficiencies in key skills, insufficient funding, and a paucity of communications and collaboration with the business side make renovation of IT infrastructure a challenge for enterprises of all sizes.

Those findings – part of the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network's ‘Transform to Better Perform’ knowledge transfer initiative – demonstrate significant gaps between the desire of corporate leaders to accelerate business transformation through technology and their companies' true commitment and capacity to make it happen. 

Based on a global survey of IT professionals, the new study, entitled ‘Bringing Dexterity to IT Complexity: What's Helping or Hindering IT Tech Professionals,’ is a sequel to earlier research based on engagement with business leaders globally. Transform to Better Perform is sponsored by Dimension Data.

‘Corporate executives tell us technology-led business innovation is now a critical competitive factor in every sector of the global economy. But, as this study clearly demonstrates, most companies lack the people, processes and investments to make transformation a reality,’ said Donovan Neale-May, executive director of the BPI Network. ‘We can expect to see a continuing shakeout between the leaders and laggards in technology-led transformation.’

Most frontline IT professionals around the world give their companies failing or near failing grades on their ability to implement transformational technologies and drive IT innovation to gain competitive advantage.

According to a new research report, many of those running networks, data centres and back-end systems say lack of planning, deficiencies in key skills, insufficient funding, and a paucity of communications and collaboration with the business side make renovation of IT infrastructure a challenge for enterprises of all sizes.

Those findings – part of the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network's ‘Transform to Better Perform’ knowledge transfer initiative – demonstrate significant gaps between the desire of corporate leaders to accelerate business transformation through technology and their companies' true commitment and capacity to make it happen. 

Based on a global survey of IT professionals, the new study, entitled ‘Bringing Dexterity to IT Complexity: What's Helping or Hindering IT Tech Professionals,’ is a sequel to earlier research based on engagement with business leaders globally. Transform to Better Perform is sponsored by Dimension Data.

‘Corporate executives tell us technology-led business innovation is now a critical competitive factor in every sector of the global economy. But, as this study clearly demonstrates, most companies lack the people, processes and investments to make transformation a reality,’ said Donovan Neale-May, executive director of the BPI Network. ‘We can expect to see a continuing shakeout between the leaders and laggards in technology-led transformation.’

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July 2016

  • Tim Widdershoven of Ideal Networks lays out simple guidelines to selecting network testing equipment.
  • Ed Gastle at Viavi Solutions argues that both copper and fibre have a place in today’s data centre infrastructure - provided certification of installation is carried out properly.
  • NCN talks to Steve Beber of TRACKIT and gets his thoughts on data centre assets and the future of the industry.
  • Michael Crane talks to Eaton about its work with BlueFjords data centre in Norway.
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