Leading consultancies and analyst firms offer their predictions on how key technologies, such as cloud computing, AI, IoT, and robotics will shape up in 2019.
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1. Digital transformation will have winners and losers.
In its predictions for 2019, Forrester forecasted that enterprises’ approach to digital transformation will become much more pragmatic this year. Burned by optimistic predictions that they could radically alter their business models without consequences for everyday operations, boards and executives will launch more modest projects. “In 2019, digital transformation moves from super-wide enterprise efforts to a pragmatic, surgical portfolio view of digital investments with the goal of making incremental and necessary changes to operations,” the firm said.
Of course, some enterprises will be more successful at these initiatives than others. Forrester predicted that a quarter of firms will halt their digital transformation entirely, causing them to lose market share. On the other end of the spectrum, it said that just 15% of enterprises “will successfully cross the digital bridge by embracing a fundamentally customer-driven, agile delivery model backed with modern development and architecture.”
According to IDC, IT will play a major role in whether organizations succeed or fail. “Through 2022, 75% of successful digital strategies will be built by a transformed IT organization, with modernized and rationalized infrastructure, applications, and data architectures,” it said.
Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years. View Full Bio
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