Digital transformation – the idea that technology can drive process and operational improvements to support strategic positioning and financial success – is a concept that business leaders across a variety of industries are getting behind. According to a new report from IDC:
- By the end of 2019, spending on digital transformation will reach $1.7 trillion worldwide, a 42% increase from 2017.
- By 2019, all digitally transformed organizations will generate at least 45% of their revenue from “Future of Commerce” business models (i.e. Those that lean on emerging technologies, like AI and block chain, to deliver highly personalized, highly convenient consumer experiences.)
- By 2020, 60% of all enterprises will have fully articulated an organization-wide digital platform strategy and be in the process of implementing it.
While this dramatic shift in “how business gets done” is exciting to say the least – especially for tech lovers (like us!) – a significant barrier for businesses, big and small, exists: understaffed technology teams that often lack the skills to drive digital transformation.
To this point, more than 75% of CIOs say it’s difficult to find professionals with up-to-date digital skills, and more than 50% say their teams are somewhat or severely understaffed, according to recent research by Robert Half. Among those surveyed, the highest priority for talent fall into the following four areas:
- Programming and systems analysis
- Business analysis
- Project management
“A seasoned consulting partner can be a practical and effective interim solution for organizations that have the desire, but lack the human resources required to move toward digital transformation,” says PointClear Solutions’ Vice President of Technical Services Michael Atkins.
“A top-tier consulting partner will offer 360-degree support – everything from strategic planning and UI / UX design to software development and application management over the long term. Such a partner will also be able to provide insight into the latest and greatest…emerging technologies like machine learning, virtual and augmented reality, and blockchain.”
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