Innovation at scale could be hampered by digital skills shortage in Southeast Asia, IDC research shows

Asia-Pacific is witnessing increasing demand for digital talent and capabilities as a result of digital transformation initiatives, according to IDC’s latest IT services forecast.

To succeed in their move from proof of concept (POC) to enterprise-wide digital transformation strategies, firms in ASEAN and the wider Asia-Pacific region are looking for service partners that can help them bring ‘innovation at scale’.

This, combined with a shortage of skilled staff, is likely to change the role of IT services providers from “transactional partners” to “true collaborative partners,” according to IDC.

Sandra Ng, group VP of practice group at IDC Asia-Pacific, defines innovation at scale as the ability to develop or create innovations in a sustainable fashion so that the impact on business is wide and deep.

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