IT teams are being pushed to the sidelines
"Most businesses are in the midst of a digital transformation – but only 21% have implemented a firm-wide strategy, according to a recent survey from SAP and the Economist Intelligence Unit.
The CIO is the most likely member of the C-suite to take ownership of digital transformation efforts (37%), followed by the CEO (25%). But IT departments as a whole are falling short when it comes to digital transformation: only 7% of executives said that IT leads their organisation's attempts to identify ways to innovate, while 35% said they believe it should.
Only 3% of enterprises reported that their company was not involved in some digital initiatives, according to the SAP survey.
‘There is a clear tie between digital transformation and the changing role of the CIO,’ said Rob Glickman, vice president of marketing at SAP. ‘The CIO must partner with the business along shared business outcomes.’ The survey collected responses from more than 800 senior executives across Europe, the US, Asia and Latin America.”
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