IT transformation lacking momentum, BPI study reveals
"Businesses looking to modernise their businesses using IT transformation are failing because companies aren't able to find skilled workers, think too much in the short term, don't collaborate or spend enough money, a BPI Network study has revealed.
The firm questioned IT professionals about their working environment and the organisation's IT transformation strategies. It revealed that 80% of workers in the IT department spend half their time troubleshooting and maintaining legacy systems rather than developing new modern ways of working.
Additionally, 17% of the IT workforce spends 90% of their time carrying out routine maintenance tasks instead of innovating better working practices.
The biggest barrier to IT transformation was collaboration, with 45% of IT professionals saying their organisation lacks communication with business leaders and decision makers. More than half of those questioned also said business managers take too long to approach IT staff after making a decision and when they do, they don't provide enough funding or resource to carry out the wishes.”
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