This IDC Presentation provides an overview of New Zealand organisations' attitudes towards treating data as a strategic asset. The role of ICT as a disruptor of business, through to a creator of opportunities, is explored, along with the value of IT in the digital transformation (DX) process. Critical areas of DX are identified, along with displaying perceptions around accountability of the C-suite team. The presentation reveals the top technologies to enhance an organisation's competitive position, the challenges associated with leveraging ICT, and the top processes to undergo DX in the future. Lastly, business and IT priorities of both data advocates and data laggards are explored. Differences in responses are considered between companies that consider their IT and business units as aligned and those which are more separated. Similarly, differences are considered between line-of-business units and IT units.
Results are based on IDC's Asia/Pacific C-Suite Barometer 2016 (IDC #AP41532216, June 2016), focusing on New Zealand (NZ n = 225).
"Organisations that understand their own data will be able to use it to open doors to a wide range of new opportunities. Identifying the value of data enables organisations to survive and excel in the DX journey. By identifying data value, businesses can drive innovations that provide real ROI for the company. It is critical that organisations identify and plan how to use data as a value creator to enhance productivity and enable business innovations. An increased data analytics skill set leads to organisations increasing their ability to implement DX initiatives in a wide range of processes," says Chayse Gorton, associate market analyst, Client Devices.