CIO's and Senior IT Respond to Digital Transformation Survey

Posted 8/11/2016 12:02:40 PM by STUART PARKERSON, Publisher Emeritus

QuickBase has released new research study on the state of digital transformation based on responses from CIOs, and senior IT and operations staff involved in their organizations' digital transformation efforts. The QuickBase Digital Transformation Survey offers insights into the current state and progress of digital transformation for organizations pursuing these efforts.

The survey was conducted on behalf of QuickBase by Market Cube between February 25 and March 3, 2016 among 301 respondents in the US, each of whom indicated at least some involvement in their company’s digital transformation efforts. Respondents were drawn from industries including finance, manufacturing, software, retail and healthcare, with roles spanning business operations, IT and management, and ranging in seniority from manager-level through the C-suite.

Among the findings reported by QuickBase is a disconnect between how executives view their transformation progress and what's actually happening within companies. This is most prominent when respondents rate themselves against their industry peers as seventy percent of C-Suite respondents believe they are ahead or way ahead of other organizations, compared to 30 percent of other employees, including those in the line of business. 

Other findings from the survey include:

- Digital transformation remains a top priority in 2016. Among those surveyed, 68 percent of management staff and 97 percent of the C-level agree it is a top priority for their organizations.

- Developers are still building and implementing new technologies in a silo. Respondents said they rely on corporate IT nearly half the time (47 percent) as the dominant decision-maker, and 67 percent of the time to develop applications for digital transformation in operations. Respondents identify the unavailability of IT staff as one of the top barriers to their success with digital transformation, which indicates organizations may need to look for ways to offload the burden currently borne by IT.

- 80 percent of respondents agreed technologies that facilitate data integration, workflow automation and cloud-based services will continue to play an important role in digitally transforming organizations. 

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About the author: STUART PARKERSON, Publisher Emeritus

Stuart Parkerson has an extensive background in niche technology publishing.

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