Skip to main content

Digital Practitioners will Lead, Plan and Execute Change

We knew this day would come, where the leading enterprise industry analysts would all acknowledge that business technology has evolved. Moreover, the integration of digital requirements into most work processes has resulted in a world where every capable employee is potentially a skilled Digital Practitioner.

"Today's employees possess a greater degree of digital dexterity," said Matt Cain, research vice president at Gartner. "They operate their own wireless networks at home, attach and manage various devices, and use apps and Web services in almost every facet of their personal lives. They participate in sharing economies for transport, lodging and more."

Gartner believes that the traditional IT organizations must figure out how to effectively utilize all employee 'digital dexterity' -- somewhat regardless of their primary role and responsibilities.

Key Point: digital-savvy talent is in short supply, when restricted to just the typical IT support team. Therefore, tap into it, wherever you can find it. The digital expert that you seek may be hidden in plain view.

Gartner also believes that creating today's 'digital workplace' is a key business transformation strategy that promotes employee engagement through a more open, self-directed computing environment.

According to their assessment, making computing resources more accessible in ways that match employees' preferences will foster progress -- by providing empowerment and personal ownership.

The digital workplace strategy should therefore complement HR initiatives, by addressing and improving factors such as workplace culture, autonomous decision making, work-life balance, recognition of digital practitioner contributions and personal growth opportunities.

Over the next several years, Gartner predicts that IT spending will increasingly occur outside the consolidated IT budget. "Already, the Shadow IT investments often exceed 30 percent of total IT spend," said Mr. Cain. "This will only increase, because demand for new apps and services to pursue digital opportunities outstrips the capacity of the IT team to provide them."

At the same time, public cloud services will mature further, whereby power and influence will shift increasingly to those technically-savvy people who are frustrated by the slow pace of traditional enterprise IT.

With accelerating high-tech, Gartner said progressive organizations that can embrace and exploit new and emerging technologies will be in a position to reap a substantial competitive advantage. Besides, some of the more advanced practitioners believe they're ready, willing and able to help lead, plan and execute their company's digital business transformation agenda.

Popular posts from this blog

Hybrid Work: How to Enhance Employee Productivity

When you hire qualified talent for a key role and trust them to perform, you'll likely achieve the best outcome. Skilled and experienced people will deliver results, regardless of the challenges. That's a key lesson learned from the pandemic experience as most knowledge workers were asked to work from their homes. However, some resist returning to an open-plan office. It's unacceptable. Meanwhile, forward-thinking leaders decided a "return to normal" is undesirable, and in hindsight, everyone should aspire to be more accomodating than before. Therefore, location flexibility is okay. Hybrid Workforce Market Development How will people adapt to these changes? They'll apply the modern IT tools at their disposal. They'll learn new skills and thrive. Nearly 80 percent of employees are now successfully using online collaboration tools for work in 2021 -- that's up from just over half of workers in 2019, according to the latest market study by Gartner. This g

Mobility-as-a-Service Creates Disruptive Travel Options

Building on significant advances in big data, analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT), more innovative transit service offerings aim to increase public transport ridership and reduce emissions or congestion within metropolitan areas. By providing these services through smartphone apps, the transit services also significantly increase user convenience, providing information on different human mobility offerings -- including public transport, ridesharing, and autonomous vehicles. Mobility-as-a-Service Market Development According to the latest market study by Juniper Research, Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) subscribers will generate $53 billion in revenue for MaaS platform providers by 2027 -- that's rising from $5.3 billion in 2021. Let's start with a basic definition. MaaS is the provision of multi-modal end-to-end travel services through single platforms, by which users can determine an optimal route and price. The study identified a monthly subscription model as key to incr

Upside for New 5G Network Transport Infrastructure

The global mobile communication sector is in the midst of a significant network infrastructure upgrade to support the introduction of new high-bandwidth and low-latency broadband service offerings.  Telecom service provider data centers have an important role in fifth-generation (5G) network deployments. Providers undergoing their transition to Stand-Alone (SA) 5G must understand the technical demands of telco data centers and the key enablers of those offerings. According to the latest worldwide market study by ABI Research, the major prerequisites of 5G and the emerging transport solutions would help operators position themselves to successfully capitalize on the new revenue opportunities from delivering differentiated 5G connectivity services. 5G Transport Network Market Development "The rise of the telco data center has a high degree of confluence with the requirements of SA 5G architectures. SA 5G and its increasing reliance on telco data centers can be attributed to the incr