Dell EMC revealed the results of new research conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) into the benefits of IT Transformation which validates that IT Transformation can result in bottom-line benefits that drive business differentiation, innovation and growth.
According to ESG’s 2018 IT Transformation Maturity Study commissioned by Dell EMC and Intel: 81 percent of survey respondents agree if they do not embrace IT Transformation, their organisation will no longer be competitive in their markets, up from 71 percent in 2017; 88 percent of respondents say their organisation is under pressure to deliver new products and services at an increasing rate; Transformed organisations are 22x as likely to be ahead of the competition when bringing new products and services to market; Transformed organisations are 2.5x more likely to believe they are in a strong position to compete and succeed in their markets over the next few years; Transformed companies are 18x more likely to make better and faster data-driven decisions than their competition and are 2x as likely to exceed their revenue goals.
“Data is the new competitive edge – yet it’s become highly distributed across the edge, the core data center and cloud. Organisations realise they have to move quickly to turn that data into business intelligence – requiring an end-to-end IT infrastructure that can manage, analyse, store and protect data everywhere it lives,” said Jeff Clarke, Vice Chairman, Products and Operations, Dell Technologies. “We’re in the business of better business outcomes, giving our customers the ability make that end-to-end strategy a reality, driving disruptive innovation without the fear of being disrupted themselves.”
The ESG 2018 IT Transformation Maturity Study follows the seminal study commissioned by Dell EMC, the ESG 2017 IT Transformation Maturity Study, and was designed to provide insight into the state of IT Transformation, the business benefits fully transformed companies experience, and the role critical technologies have in an IT Transformation. 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 organisations’ adoption of modernised data center technologies, automated IT processes and transformed organisational dynamics.
“Companies today need to be agile to stay competitive and drive growth, and IT Transformation can be a major enabler of that,” said John McKnight, Vice President of Research, Enterprise Strategy Group. “It’s clear that IT Transformation is increasingly resonating with companies and that senior executives recognise how IT Transformation is pivotal to overall business strategy and competitiveness. While achieving transformation can be a major endeavour, our research shows ‘Transformed’ companies experience real business results, including being more likely to be ahead of the competition in bringing new products and services to market, making better, faster data-driven decisions than their competition, and exceeding their revenue goals.”