What is digital transformation? A necessary disruption

Already a key strategic initiative, digital transformation has taken on heightened importance in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Fifty-nine percent of 373 IT decision makers say that pressures stemming from the pandemic are accelerating their digital transformation efforts, according to an IDG Research business impact survey conducted in July.

Moreover, despite budget concerns triggered by the COVID-19 outbreak, global spending on digital transformation technologies and services will grow 10.4 percent in 2020 to $1.3 trillion, according to data researcher IDC published in May. Spending on digital tools hasn’t been impacted as much as other IT because most large-scale projects already under way are instrumental to the broader business strategy, reasons IDC analyst Craig Simpson.

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