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Digital Transformation: 7 Signs You're Making Progress
The Enterprisers Project, July 5th, 2021
What signs indicate your team is traveling down a productive path with digital transformation work? Look for these success milestones, experts say

Digital transformation is a journey rather than a destination. That can make it tricky for IT teams that are traditionally accustomed to measuring success in postmortem-type results or ongoing performance metrics. However, it's especially important to track digital transformation progress.

'The harsh reality is that around 70 percent of digital transformations fail, and this was pre-pandemic. COVID-19 is accelerating demand for digital transformation faster than ever before as the pandemic is exposing mass inefficiencies and disrupting traditional ecosystems and business models,' says Kevin McCaffrey, CEO and founder of digital transformation consultancy Tr3Dent. 'Now more than ever, companies across every industry must make sure they're on the right path with digital transformation to ensure business continuity and remain competitive.'


Instead of disclosing data breach info, they sit on it

"Many business leaders are failing to disclose if their business has been affected by a cyberattack or data breach, a new report has found.

Research by password manager firm Keeper Security found that more than a third (36%) senior IT leaders kept a cyberattack to themselves, mostly due to the 'weight of responsibility'.

Even though the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) demands businesses to disclose, as quickly as possible, when they suffer a data breach or cyberattack, many business leaders still decide to sit on this information..."


The podcast aims to help business and technology executives to achieve innovative, productive, and disruptive business outcomes

"In the increasingly digital economy, business leaders need to transform their organizations and their operations to meet new challenges and seize market opportunities. This transformation will be built upon the purposeful deployment of technology, including cloud computing, artificial intelligence, data analytics, process automation, and more. Organizations that are successful in their digital transformation efforts will benefit in every area of their business.

As a leading provider of market intelligence in the information technology industry, IDC is in a unique position to guide executives on their journey to become a Future Enterprise. IDC offers a deep understanding of the technologies being offered today and how these products and services can be used to achieve the objectives businesses are pursuing..."


IT Leadership: 3 Ways To Enable Continuous Improvement
The Enterprisers Project, July 9th, 2021
Want to foster a culture of continuous improvement at your organization? Three top IT leaders offer expert advice

"To create high-performing teams, engineering leaders must embrace and enable a culture of continuous improvement. However, measuring improvement is often tied to individual performance indicators and vanity output metrics, and these measurements can teach all the wrong behaviors for high-performing teams.

While top engineering leaders should possess solid technical skills, driving an organization forward from an improvement perspective calls for a different skill set. Living by example and developing human skill sets that help leaders express the qualities of empathy and authenticity are what often separate good leaders from great ones..."


IT Leaders Can Leverage Influence and Technology Resources to Support Marginalized Groups

"As part of their leadership responsibilities, CIOs should leverage their influence and technology resources to take an active role in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, according to Gartner, Inc.

'The disruption from the pandemic and social injustices have raised employee expectations when it comes to DEI,' said Rob O'Donohue, senior research director at Gartner. 'CIOs have an enormous opportunity to use their position as a digital business leader to support marginalized groups and meet executive commitments with action.'

Gartner recommends that CIOs and their direct reports focus on four key actions to advance DEI in the enterprise and in their communities: ..."


The sudden switch to remote work as a result of the pandemic - and now back to hybrid workplaces - did bring to prominence a host of collaboration platforms like Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype and Slack, etc.

"Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype and Slack, etc. Needless to say, these tools are enabling fast and seamless communication and turning out to be the new norm. But one thing that is often ignored is the security of these collaboration tools.

A recent global study by Metrigy confirms that 41% tech professionals use more than one meeting application. Nearly 38% have deployed multiple team collaboration applications, and more than 15% have more than one phone system. Despite that nearly over 60% of companies don't have specific collaboration security policies in place, says a Unify Square research report..."

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