Leading organizations are pursuing skill grafting, an innovative approach to building the digital and data capabilities they need to compete. Rather than searching for individuals with the required breadth of experience, skill grafting creates teams with complementary skills to cover the necessary ground.
Though year-end totals have yet to be tallied, the global market for enterprise messaging and collaboration tools are expected to have reached $2.4 billion last year, up 11.8% from 2017, and is forecast to reach $3.2 billion by 2021, IDC now estimates.
Only 7 to 18 percent of organizations possess the ‘digital dexterity’ to adopt New Ways of Work (NWOW) solutions — such as virtual collaboration and a mobile workplace. Furthermore, it’s already apparent that forcing employees to accept rigid and inflexible workplace mandates are a recipe for poor performance.
As many IT workers develop greater technology skills and apply them to advance their careers, savvy digital workers in non-IT departments believe their CIO is out of touch with their technology needs. The implications are troubling to CEOs.
DevOps is more than a cultural shift claim Forester and IBM in their new joint report ‘Accelerating Innovation with DevOps’. “Effective DevOps relies on several competencies working together in unison to create an organization obsessed with business value rather than individual excellence.
via TM Forum
We know that Digital business strategy correlates to stronger financial performance. Yet only 53 percent of the companies responding to the ‘Global Digital IQ Survey’ said their organizations have a common road map of the business strategy.
Source: Strategy + Business
The worldwide enterprise SaaS market grew 33 percent year-on-year to reach well over $11 billion in quarterly revenues. While not the largest segment, ERP grew the most rapidly achieving 49 percent growth, while the largest segment, collaboration, grew by 37 percent.
Source: Synergy Research Group