Digital transformation investment will continue in 2021, new Software AG report shows
Transformation and investment remain common goals, but the best way to achieve them highlights diversity of thinking in tech strategies
Darmstadt, Germany – Software AG (Frankfurt MDAX: SOW) today announced the results from its ‘Situation Report’ global survey of IT Leaders and their digital transformation investment strategies. The global COVID pandemic served as a dramatic backdrop for a year of innovation and digitalization in businesses around the globe. 97 percent of IT directors surveyed said that their company went through digital transformation efforts in 2020, the same number expect that investment to continue in 2021.
The research highlighted some priorities and assumptions that companies have in common, and some areas where opinion is divided on the best way forward.
What companies have in common:
Where companies differ:
“The COVID pandemic redefined digital transformation in the enterprise,” commented Dr Stefan Sigg, CPO, Software AG. “While transformation has been an imperative that IT leaders have been championing for years, it took these historic circumstances for many business leaders to make it a priority. The resulting acceleration was nothing short of miraculous, albeit necessary. Organizations had to take some big dramatic steps – and in some cases a leap of faith – to make their businesses work in the most difficult circumstances. The reward is that the benefits will be stretch well beyond the pandemic.”
Of the technologies essential in 2021, global IT leaders listed the following as areas of focus: Cloud computing (67%), 5G (51%), AI (43%) and Integration (43%).
Closer look at global trends:
This report was conducted by Regina Corso Consulting between November 9-17, 2020 and surveyed more than 600 IT leaders in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and France on their attitudes about digital transformation efforts.
You can view the full report here.
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