Ready to Build Smarter in 2022

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 2021. 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.

Digital transformation is generally viewed as an aggregation of modern tools and processes leveraged to solve business problems and satisfy customers. But many CIOs employ different means to execute on those drivers. Here experts drill down on digital transformation and offer advice for IT leaders embarking on digital journeys.

For the past several years, companies have embarked on digital transformation journeys to counter the potential for disruption from incumbents and startups.

Retailers, for example, are answering's march across every vertical by crafting algorithms to refine their logistics and ensure that anything from food items to beauty aids quickly make their way from local warehouses before their store locations run out. To ensure merchandise makes it quickly across the so called last mile, retailers will store more goods in their store locations.

The pandemic has forced IT leaders to reprioritize their strategic IT roadmaps, with many adopting cloud software for video collaboration and building apps that enable workers to enter offices governed by social distance practices and trace contacts.

Separately, such implementations don't facilitate transformation. Rather, how these tools and other solutions are woven throughout an enterprise presents a clearer picture of a company's digital fitness and reflects its business priorities.

This edition presents the top digital transformation enablers of 2022. We hope this list gives the best of digital transformation expectations.
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