While the majority of global businesses have a digital transformation strategy in place, it is unlikely that it covers the whole organisation or that the CIO will deploy the strategy in full, according to research.
Digital transformation requires organisations to use technology to improve the processes that the company’s employees, customers and suppliers use.
However, research of 340 senior IT decision makers at large enterprises, carried out by Vanson Bourne for IT services firm HCL, revealed that while 70% of CIOs have a formal digital transformation plan, only 10% said they will fully deploy it.
Businesses are implementing digital initiatives, with 78% of those questioned already implementing digital projects, but this is piecemeal.
“The problem is that, in many cases, these are isolated initiatives, often undertaken in response to narrowly defined issues and existing apart from any comprehensive digital strategy,” said the report.
There is also a neglect of company-wide digital strategy implementation, with 46% of those questioned admitting that the digital transformation strategy does not cover the whole the organisation.