… Access to world class research and peer community critical for success in driving strategic digital transformation initiatives
By Yinka Okeowo
A new research has shown that 93% of organizations have plans to pursue digital business transformation, but 59% of organizations are in stage 2 or 3 (out of 5 stages) of their digital transformation.
International Data Corporation (IDC), the premier global provider of market intelligence and advisory services, and sister organization the CIO Executive Council, serving the evolving, challenging, and demanding role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO), Thursday announced the launch of Guidant, from IDC and CIO.
This dynamic offering provides clients with unlimited access to world-class research and industry leading analysts, and membership in a community with some of the world’s most influential and evolving organizations today for peer perspective and strategic leadership development. Guidant is delivered through a unique concierge service designed to guide today’s CIOs and technology executives through every step of digital transformation. To learn more about Guidant, please visit: guidantleadership.com.
According to research from IDG and IDC, 93% of organizations have plans to pursue digital business transformation, but 59% of organizations are in stage 2 or 3 (out of 5 stages) of their digital transformation.
While they are running digital projects and making progress, they are not making the headway required to achieve the larger goal — to digitally transform the overall organization. In fact, 73% of CIOs say it’s challenging to find the right balance between business innovation and operational excellence.
To thrive in the digital economy, organizations must transform to treat technology and data as their lifeblood, embrace innovation, and digitally enhance the customer experience.
The combination of fact-based research, peer community, and leadership development programs provide the tools for success. Key differentiators of this joint offering include:
- Educate and Validate Decisions – Research provides insights into the applications of emerging technologies while addressing foundational decisions around IT modernization, platforms, and digital security.
- Translate Insights into Action – A community of technology executives and networking events facilitate candid peer discussions about best practices.
- Develop Digital Leadership Skills – Leadership and coaching services help develop the business and innovation skills needed to lead in the new digital enterprise.
- Maximize Time and Resources – Guidant is delivered with a unique concierge service that provides industry and geography context.
“We understand the pressure today’s executives continue to face as they launch and execute digital transformation initiatives. Guidant brings two of the most powerful brands in the IT industry together to support CIOs and IT executives as they seek to leverage technology to drive business strategy,” said Kirk Campbell, President and CEO, IDC.
“As a foremost authority on digital transformation initiatives, our unique combination of world class research and CIO peer community support is the silver bullet in tackling the toughest challenges facing today’s executives and helping those stuck in a digital deadlock to thrive in the new economy,” said Kumaran Ramanathan, President of IDG Communications.