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News Roundup: How Ready Is Enterprise IT for Digital Transformation in 2019?

By Ideas @ AppDirect / December 21, 2018

Digital Economy News Roundup 2

Here’s a selection of recent digital economy news from around the world that we’re talking about at AppDirect.

How Ready Is Enterprise IT for Digital Transformation in 2019?

John Prestridge,, December 17, 2018

"The impact of technology on business over the last twenty years is well documented, but how effective are organizations at taking advantage of technology to transform their businesses? According to a recent infobrief by IDC, 96 per cent of organizations have a digital transformation strategy; however, a third of them report that the gap between IT and the business is a major obstacle in their success towards digital transformation." Read more.

Delivering the Digital Dividend

Arthur D. Little Global, December 2018

"Telcos were, for a long time, at the heart of that early digital revolution, leading through their own early digital adoption and transformations, as well as enabling and driving the transformations of other industries as they expanded beyond voice communications and into data and broader ICT services. ... However, over the past decade or more, telcos have been increasingly left behind, both in their own right and as the enablers of their customers’ digital transformations." Read more.

The Cornerstones of Large-scale Technology Transformation

Michael Bender, Nicolaus Henke, and Eric Lamarre, McKinsey Quarterly, December 2018

"How does your company use advanced technologies to create value? This has become the defining business challenge of our time. If you ignore it or get it wrong, then anything from your job to your entire organization could become vulnerable to rivals who get it right. ... For incumbent companies, they support the creation of all-new, digitally enabled business models, while holding out the vital promise of improving customer experiences and boosting the productivity of legacy operations." Read more.

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