Many companies are investing a great deal of time and money in new technologies and processes to achieve their digital transformation goals.
Those investments are warranted at a time when so much emerging and potentially game-changing technology is available. But sometimes businesses focus so heavily on adopting new technologies that they disregard the need to invest in their employees to make sure they, and the company, get the most out of the new tools at their disposal.
Investing in people is the linchpin to making sure a digital transformation initiative succeeds. If you don’t, it’s like buying new tires for your car but failing to fill them with air.
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By Dom Nicastro | Jan 17, 2019
Digital transformation is more than just a buzzword, and it's got some real-life enterprise support. A report by Tech Pro Research found that 70 percent of companies either have a digital transformation strategy in place or are working on one. Further, IT digital transformation budgets increased from 2016 to 2017 for 53 percent of survey respondents.
Digital transformation projects that succeed are usually an enterprise-wide effort “best served by a leader with broad organizational purview,” according to the latest “State of Digital Transformation” report by Altimeter, a Prophet company. CIOs mostly own or sponsor digital transformation initiatives (28 percent), with CEOs increasingly playing a leadership role (23 percent). Why are companies transforming digitally? Growth opportunities (51 percent) and increased competitive pressure (41 percent) are the top reasons, according to recent Altimeterresearch.
📸 Freddy Guérin (Direct Vélo), @telenetfidea
[🇫🇷] Marianne Vos s'impose à Pontchateau ! Actuelle leader du classement, elle creuse un peu plus son écart.
[🇬🇧] Marianne Vos takes the win in Pontchateau ! The leader of the world cup is increasing her gap.
📸 Freddy Guérin (Direct Vélo)
[🇫🇷] Tom Pidcock a remporté aujourd'hui la manche de coupe du monde de cyclo-cross disputée à Pontchateau. Il a dominé la course espoir, devançant notamment @antoinebenoist, arborant son nouveau maillot de champion de France.
[🇬🇧] Tom Pidcock wins the World Cup of Pontchateau in France, beating @antoinebenoist.