Three pillars for success-where do you need to focus?
Source: MARKET Buzz for IFS , Author: Antony Bourne
Posted: Thu July 6, 2017 12:47 pm

UAE. There are three pillars to succeed with digital transformation—technology, investment and people. The technology aspect is often mastered most successfully, as it is driven by technology experts with clearly dedicated areas of responsibility. The main question is whether you are focusing on the right technology to drive transformation at the right time.

Do you want to be the pioneer taking risks or jump on the bandwagon when the technology is more mature?
 
Regarding investments; as we saw in this survey, companies think that they are investing enough in digital transformation, but are they focusing on the right areas? The results indicate that there is a heavy focus on process efficiencies, so there could be a need to steer the focus towards more innovation-focused investments.
 
Finally, people is the factor that is most often forgotten in the digital transformation process. This is important from both a talent and communications perspective. If over 40 % view ‘aversion to change’ as the main barrier, employee communications is of utmost importance to make sure that your staff knows the purpose of change and how they are affected. 
 
So it’s high time to ask: Where do you need to focus to build these pillars and be successful in your digital transformation?

About the author
As the Global Industry Sales Director at IFS, Antony Bourne’s responsibilities include acting as the Global Industry Director for Industrial Manufacturing and High Tech as well as managing the other global industry directors. Antony has over 15 years experience in the IT industry, including working in the manufacturing sector. Prior to joining IFS in 1997, he held Business Analyst positions with Ford Motor Company and AlliedSignal. During this time he implemented ERP applications as well as business process improvements.

About IFS
IFS™ develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with commitment to our customers, has made us a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,300 employees supports more than one million users worldwide from a network of local offices and through our growing ecosystem of partners.

For more information, visit: IFSworld.com
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