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Study Reveals Gap Between CEO Expectations for Digital Transformation and IT Readiness

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by Angela Guess

According to a recent press release, “At a time when CEOs and executive boards are calling for a rapid transformation to digital business models, a worldwide study released by Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), the global leader in enterprise backup, recovery, archive and the cloud, and Quadrant Strategies has uncovered an alarming gap between the expectations of management and the readiness of IT organizations. The study, “Measuring IT’s Readiness for Digital Business,” a survey of 1,200 IT executives and IT personnel in six global business markets released today at Commvault GO 2017, reveals that while many executives recognize the need to be able to lead their companies through digital transformation, IT personnel actually feel they lack the skillset, technology and bandwidth to create the data-centric foundation required for that digital change and future innovation.”

The release goes on, “As both public and private organizations shift to become modern digital businesses, a fundamental change is occurring in the IT market, a move from an infrastructure-centric to a strategic data-centric approach. Further accelerating this is the move to multi-cloud environments, to better prevent and recover from cyberattacks, comply with new data privacy regulations, and to use analytics to generate improved business insights. The findings of the ‘Measuring IT’s Readiness for Digital Business’ study further demonstrate that with this shift a more holistic approach to data management and a data-driven strategy to drive innovation and competitive differentiation is also taking place.”

It adds, “Key findings of the survey include: The Importance of Data – More than 50 percent of respondents say “better data collection and management” and “new tools to analyze increasingly sophisticated data” as essential to the future success of their business. Lack of Access to Data – More than 60 percent of respondents, including IT executives and IT personnel, think they have access to less than half of their organizations’ data. Perception Gap – While 41 percent of executives believe their organizations understand and are prepared for innovation (already a surprisingly low number) only 29 percent of IT personnel believe the same.”

Read more at PR Newswire.

Photo credit: Commvault

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