Who are the leaders for the digital transformation in enterprises?

Oct 19 2015

It's no secret that technological developments are impacting our workplace nowadays.
However, they are not as fast as one might think.

Whether it gets stuck in the budget or just on the ability of a company to identify the person or people responsible for these internal developments, it is clear that there is a significant gap between technological advances and their arrival in the enterprise.

Two very interesting articles published on the journaldunet.com about the role of the CIO in digital business transformation and the increasing budgets for IT show that things are starting to move in the rights direction.

First, according to the latest Barometer of digital transformation JDN / CIO Club Decision / IT Research, "47% of French CIOs believe they are the sponsors of the digital transformation in their company, before the CEO. Their main motivation in this project: improving productivity."
Furthermore, according to this barometer, "88% of French CIOs claim to have been engaged in a digital transformation process in their organization."

It seems that the people in charge of digital business transformation have been found.
From a market perspective, our commercial team have reached the same conclusion. The interlocutors with whom we could talk about the digital transformation are the CIOs. The users / business departments come in second.

According to a recent Gartner survey conducted among 3,000 CIOs across the world, they are expecting an increase (record) of 2.2% in their budget.

The budget conditions are about to be fulfilled. The budget allocations for this type of expense in these times of crisis is clearly a positive signal. Management is focused on Digital in order to transform and sustain its business.

For 50% of respondents, the process improvement and collaboration are the source of motivation for the company digitalisation. XWiki fits perfectly within this logic, helping companies better meet the expectations of their employees and implement more efficient processes. One example is the Chronopost International use case.

But the success of the digital transformation requires a better understanding of the business and their expectations for 37.5% of respondents, as well as change management support.

Through AWM, XWiki allows business representatives to implement applications that meet their needs. Oxand is one of our customers that use the application editor for their particular needs.

Finally, the question of Cloud for deploying digital solutions was raised. 46% of respondents did not necessarily consider using it for the implementation of their solutions.

On this topic, XWiki SAS has always chosen to give you the freedom of the location of your data. The recent cases of the data espionage and the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Safe Harbor case confirm this choice.

If you want more information about how XWiki can help you with the implementation of information management and collaborative work solutions in your company, don't hesitate to contact us: contact@xwiki.com

Benjamin Lanciaux
Communications Marketing Manager
XWiki SAS