A rapidly digitizing workplace comes hand-in-hand with increased IT vulnerabilities. The huge leap forward in technology adoption as a result of the pandemic has also ushered in higher tech expectations. And the pressure to stay ahead of the curve has been inflamed by widespread digital skills shortages.
the future of CIOs: thriving in the era of digital transformation
The pressure to stay ahead of the curve has been inflamed by widespread digital skills shortages. We surveyed over 750 IT decision-makers based in the United States and Canada to better understand their challenges and plans.
our research revealed compelling data
Over a third of respondents doubt their organization’s ability to successfully deliver on key initiatives — and 40 percent have had low success to date.
About 25 percent of organizations are not satisfied with their direction, citing these conditions: poor system performance, outdated technology and under delivery by outsourced vendors.
Talent shortages and reskilling needs are holding back digital transformation plans at the majority of companies.
Data-driven decision making is climbing up the agenda, set to become the top priority for businesses in the next five years.
Cybersecurity, ongoing supply chain disruption, and the wider economic environment are the top concerns keeping CIOs awake at night.
essential and high priority technology priorities over the next five years
Companies need to treat data as a strategic asset. They need to develop processes and standards that align that data and information with business needs to provide sustainable value to the business.
Bill Bickford, Principal, Data Management and Business Intelligence
webinar: what’s the secret to successful digital transformation?
Mitigating IT vulnerabilities. Navigating new business models. Driving bottom-line results and digital transformation in tandem. With the role of CIO continuing to evolve so rapidly, we recently convened a panel of IT leaders to discuss emerging challenges and opportunities. You’ll come away with actionable insights around:
influence and alignment: how CIOs can assess risks and secure buy-in to deliver on business goals
workforce management: what overcoming skills gaps and future-proofing your workforce looks like in practice
strategic partnerships: why the right ecosystem of partners enables CIOs to drive transformation alongside growth
how to put data-driven decision making at the heart of your business
Companies are recognizing the power of data to help them make better decisions and create more informed roadmaps. CIOs have a role to play in enabling the company to make the best use of its data, and can use data themselves to inform their technology investments.
how CIOs can strategize to overcome cost constraints and skill shortages
Despite economic headwinds, companies need to continue to invest in people. CIOs need to identify skills gaps using data; know where the knowledge gaps are most frequently found; use reskilling/upskilling as an alternative to hiring and make the most of its power as a retention tool; leverage partners and offshore delivery models; champion emerging talent programs.
the correct focus for CIOs in the coming years isn’t technology, it’s talent
In today's fast-paced digital landscape, CIOs and CTOs face unprecedented challenges. The demand for digitalization is soaring, and the lack of digital capacity and a skills gap within organizations are major obstacles to successful digitalization. Don't let talent shortages hold you back — explore our blog for valuable insights on leveraging the right talent for transformative results.
It is no longer a question of whether organizations should embark on digital transformation, but how quickly they can accelerate digital enablement. To truly drive change in uncertain times, we need to prioritize the areas we can control. It’s difficult for any IT team to take a firm hold of all factors, but that doesn't mean they can’t be controlled, managed or resolved. Is it time for a new approach?