Businesses, which need to interact with customers and run complex supply-chains, understand the vitality of digital transformation but, many also agree that they have not setup any advanced system and, thus they continue to struggle for lack of time and resources.
A recent survey produced by Appian and conducted by DevOps.com on 462 businesses and IT leaders pointed out that many businesses around the world are still struggling to get the required digital transformation at their workplaces to run their processes and procedures smoothly. As of the conclusion of the survey, organizations, which are still struggling because of the lack IT infrastructure and tools, have not actually learned the true fruits of digital transformation. They are, in fact, overly stressed by the growing technical debt and the number of apps required supporting the changing IT environments.
Here are the key findings of the survey, in connection with why companies feel understaffed and overwhelmed:
Shortage of talent
Of all businesses surveyed, 82% said that their inability of attracting and retaining software engineers requires them to keep going without necessary IT infrastructure.
Growing demand of customers
Of all respondents surveyed, 72% said that they would not be able to cope with the business demands in coming years.
1 in every 5 companies said that they already have 50 or more major app development requirements in the backlog, which are bottling up the growth of their digital transformations.
Pressure to fix issues speedily
91 percent of businesses said that they are struggling with their so-termed “technical debt.”
To sum up this, the key blockage is the inability of many companies to link technology initiatives with the growth of their businesses.
According to the review of Forbes on this survey, executives of businesses can provide help in steering a path forward in digital transformations, primarily through artificial intelligence and machine learning, and secondly through developing IoT. The third thing mentioned in the review of the survey is to implement robotic process automation.
On the other hand, an editorial in Computer Weekly warns that there are certain dangers of digital transformation projects as they become siloed, locked into functions rather than being cross-organizational.
So, initiatives alone would not be enough. There would also be need of taking care of the human factor. Taking digital transformation just as an AR or IoT project would be a mistake. If it’s done in the right way, this would drive a massive shift in the human behavior reshaping the way we live, work and expect.
Author Bio. :- James is a digital marketing expert in Rapidsoft Technologies, a leading ERP Software Development Company which provides Software for Education, Automation, Construction and Finance across the global. He loves to write on latest mobile trends, mobile technologies, startups and enterprises.