5% of Large Companies Prepared for the New Digital Business

5% of Large Companies Prepared for the New Digital Business

Dell EMC announced the results of a new study conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). The study revealed that a majority of senior IT leaders and decision-making managers of large companies surveyed around the world indicate their organizations have yet to fully embrace the aspects of IT Transformation needed to remain competitive.

While there is a clear imperative for companies to transform their legacy IT, digital transformation is becoming the driving force to making IT Transformation a top priority. However the ESG 2017 IT Transformation Maturity Curve study commissioned by Dell EMC shows 95% of survey respondents indicate their organizations are at risk of falling behind a smaller group of industry peers that are transforming their IT infrastructures, processes and delivery methods to accelerate their goals of becoming digital businesses.

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 organizations have achieved those different stages, based on their responses to questions about their organizations’ on-premise IT infrastructure, processes and organizational alignment. Many organizations still measure application cycle times in months, if not years; have siloed infrastructures; and continue to grapple with rigid legacy architectures, all barriers to undertaking a successful digital transformation.

Based on the global survey responses, the 1,000 participating organizations were segmented into the following four IT Transformation maturity stages. In stage one are 12% of the surveyed organizations that falls short on many, if not all, of the dimensions of IT Transformation in the ESG study. Second stage consist od 42% of companies showing progress in IT Transformation but having minimal deployment of modern data center technologies. 41% of the surveyed are put in stage three and they are showing commitment to IT Transformation and having a moderate deployment of modern data center technologies and IT delivery methods. Only 5% are in stage four, trasformed organizations that have went furthest along in IT Transformation initiative.

“These findings mirror how the vast majority of customers are telling us they need to optimize their existing infrastructures to take advantage of digital-age opportunities,” said David Goulden, President of Dell EMC. "However, the research shows that most respondents are falling behind a small and elite set of competitors who have cracked the IT Transformation code, and they’re competing more vigorously because of it. As organizations progress in their IT Transformation investments, they can overcome the conflict between legacy IT and digital business initiatives to realize their goals, speed time to market and increase competitiveness.”

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