“Once they’ve laid the business objectives and building blocks groundwork, enterprises can develop their digital transformation analytics roadmap. In order to achieve the desired business outcomes from the analytics process, they need to embrace a structured, five-step iterative approach.”
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According to the ‘Global Capital Confidence Barometer’, the use of technology, automation and AI for some routine processes is increasing as labor becomes scarcer and the battle for talent intensifies. This could enable companies to free up valuable resources to focus on broader strategic issues.
The top IT initiatives for 2019 were Cloud or Hybrid Computing (46%), Modernizing Infrastructure (38%), Data Governance (32%), Advanced or Predictive Analytics (25%). IT professions were split on top challenges, with 38% selecting the Skills and Staff Shortage.
Worldwide ICT spending on hardware, software, services and telecommunications will reach $4.6 trillion by 2022, representing average growth of 4 percent per year. Commercial customers will represent around 63.5 percent of total spending by 2022 ($2.9 trillion), while consumers will account for 36.5 percent ($1.7 trillion), according to IDC.
“Most community banking providers can’t match the digital sophistication of megabanks. But River Valley Bank and it’s aptly named ‘IncredibleBank’ online unit prove that small fish can swim with the sharks. Here’s how this community bank manages to innovate and thrive without selling its soul.”
Over the next 5 years, revenues generated by technology in the global supply chain will increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11 percent, reaching $440 billion by 2023, according to ABI Research.
“Employers might need to start formalizing their approach to soft skills assessments, by having a clear idea of what skills they need, then using artificial intelligence (AI) tools to analyze the extent to which candidates have those skills.”