Zwei Fünftel der IT-Experten sehen ihr IT-Unternehmen gerüstet für die digitale Geschäftswelt

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41 Prozent der befragten IT-Experten glauben, ihr IT-Unternehmen sei für die digitale Geschäftswelt der nächsten zwei Jahre vorbereitet. Das ergab eine kürzlich durchgeführte Umfrage des IT-Research und Beratungsunternehmens Gartner. 29 Prozent der Befragten sehen es als ihre primäre Aufgabe oder als wesentlichen Teil ihrer Aufgaben, sich mit den Anforderungen der digitalen Geschäftswelt zu beschäftigen.

»IT-Experten gaben an, dass sowohl ihre Investitionsprioritäten, Änderungen der IT-Infrastruktur als auch ihre Kompetenzentwicklung und die Zusammenarbeit zwischen Business und IT in Bewegung sind. Zudem berichten sie, dass sie sich unsicher sind, wie ihr IT-Unternehmen die digitale Transformation überstehen wird,« sagte John Hagerty, Vice President und Distinguished Analyst bei Gartner. »Für einige von ihnen kommt diese Veränderung zu schnell. Für andere kommt sie nicht schnell genug. Viele wissen, dass sie sich verändern, umdenken und anders handeln müssen, aber sie tun sich mit diesen Veränderungen noch schwer. Und anderen wiederum fällt es schwer, gleichzeitig den Anforderungen von heute – zu denen es gehört, das Unternehmen am Laufen zu halten – und den »Must-haves« von morgen gerecht zu werden.«


Gartner Survey Finds That Two-Fifths of IT Professionals Consider Their IT Organisation Ready for Digital Business

Gartner Analysts to Discuss Skill Requirements for the Digital Age at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016, 6-10 November, in Barcelona

A recent Gartner, Inc. survey found that 41 per cent of surveyed IT professionals believe their IT organisation to be ready for the digital business of the next two years. Twenty nine per cent of those surveyed said that engagement with the demands of digital business would be their primary duty or a significant part of their duties.

In the first quarter of 2016, Gartner surveyed 948 Gartner clients across 30 countries. Those surveyed were IT professionals representing many job categories and technology disciplines and were asked about their role in their organisation’s efforts to transform itself in order to meet the challenges of digital business.

»IT professionals indicate that their investment priorities, infrastructure changes, skills development and business-IT interactions are in flux, and that they are unsure how their IT organisation will make it through any digital transformation,« said John Hagerty, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner. »For some, change is coming too fast. For others, it’s not coming fast enough. Many know they need to change, to think and act differently, but they struggle with these shifts. Many find it hard to balance today’s demands — including simply keeping their organisation running — with tomorrow’s must-haves.«

Most IT Organisations Are Unprepared for Digital Business Changes

Ninety-one per cent of the surveyed IT professionals are in no doubt that they have a role to play in their organisation’s digital transformation. However, 59 per cent added that their IT organisation is unprepared for the digital business of the next two years.

The latter finding highlights a real concern. Uneasiness about how well IT organisations are prepared reflects skills deficits in both technological and nontechnological areas.

 Cloud Technology Will Have Most Influence on IT Professionals‘ Jobs

The survey found that the technologies areas that will most influence IT professionals‘ jobs and careers in the next 18 months are considered to be cloud computing, analytics, mobility and security.

»Emerging technologies in fields such as cloud computing, mobility, and data and analytics, in addition to security and risk management, are permeating nearly every aspect of the IT landscape,« said Mr Hagerty. »It’s essential that IT professionals identify and fill the main technology- and effectiveness-related skills gaps now — otherwise, they risk impeding their organisation’s progress toward strategic goals.«

The surveyed IT professionals identified the cloud as the technology that will have the single-biggest impact on their career in 2016. Twenty-two percent selected this option — a figure double that for the next most popular choice, data and analytics.

»Acquiring cloud skills quickly is essential for IT professionals to be able to reimagine and remake their firm’s IT infrastructure to better enable digital business strategies,« added Mr Hagerty. »However, it’s not only cloud — there’s a whole collection of technology- and effectiveness-related skills that IT professionals must plan for now.«

The survey asked the IT professionals to identify up to three skills gaps that their organisations were trying to fill in relation to information, technology or digital business. Cloud and data and analytics led the list. The respondents also pointed to gaps in general technical skills (indicating a lack of broad technology knowledge), as well as in the fields of security, legacy modernisation, mobility and the Internet of Things. »But it’s not just about technology, as three of the top 10 responses were professional effectiveness skills, namely critical thinking/problem solving, business acumen/knowledge and communication skills,« said Mr Hagerty.

More detailed analysis is available to Gartner clients in the report »Top Skills for IT’s Future: Cloud, Analytics, Mobility and Security


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