In 2023 and beyond, CIOs and tech leaders are on a mission: to digitally transform enterprise applications. It’s the top priority, as revealed by Info-Tech’s CIO Priorities 2023 report. Business models need an overhaul, and that’s why C-Level executives are identifying key improvements for an integrated IT roadmap.
Unwrapping the Buzz: Navigating the Real Value of Digital Transformation
To unlock the true value of digital transformation, it’s crucial to set realistic expectations for what can be achieved, the timeline for realizing results, and the associated costs. Real transformation occurs at the business model level, driven by effective use of digital software and cloud technologies. Migrating to the cloud is just the beginning; meaningful value demands more. Many organizations have embarked on their digital transformation journey, but CEOs are now focused on accelerating tangible outcomes from these initiatives. Achieving change at the business model level involves careful selection and cost-effective implementation of enterprise applications for rapid results.
The Gartner CIO Agenda 2023 report reveals that 80% of CEOs are boosting digital technology investments to address economic challenges. CIOs are entrusted with executing digital IT strategy, but the report emphasizes that most ongoing digital initiatives are falling short of senior leadership’s expectations for digital dividends.
Revving Up Digital Transformation Investments for Triple Impact: Top-Line, Bottom-Line, and the Green Line
Digital transformation drives three key impacts: top-line (customer experience and revenue growth), bottom-line (operational excellence and cost-efficiency), and green-line (sustainability). The green-line encompasses environmental reporting, integration into core applications, and essential business goals. Companies not prioritizing sustainability risk falling behind in green-line valuations, impacting risk mitigation, consumer demands, ESG goals, product supply chains, and environmental insights. In today’s economic landscape, rapid benefits from digital initiatives are essential.