A majority of senior IT leaders and decision-making managers of large companies surveyed around the world indicate their organisations have yet to fully embrace the aspects of IT Transformation needed to remain competitive.
This is according to a new study conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) on behalf of Dell EMC.
The ESG 2017 IT Transformation Maturity Curve study was designed to understand the role that IT Transformation plays toward becoming a digital business.
ESG employed a research-based, data-driven maturity model to identify different stages of IT Transformation progress and determine the degree to which global organisations have achieved those different stages based on their responses to questions about their organisation’s on premise IT infrastructure, processes and organisational alignment.
The research shows that 95% of survey respondents are falling behind an elite set of competitors who are accelerating their digital business goals through IT Transformation.
Ninety six per cent of more mature organisations exceeded revenue targets last year and were more than twice as likely to meet revenue goals.
Overall, 71% of firms agree they will not be competitive without IT Transformation.
Enterprise Sales Director at Dell EMC Ireland, Catherine Doyle said, "This research points up the need for organisations to fully embrace IT Transformation to remain competitive. A divide is opening up between companies that have already turned to modern data centre technologies and IT delivery methods, and those which have yet to deploy digital business initiatives.
She added, "The simple fact is that a failure to transform could mean that organisations get left behind. Dell EMC is working with organisations to help them keep pace by applying the learnings of industry peers which are the furthest along the IT Transformation Maturity Curve."