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Driving digital transformation with IT and OT convergence
Manufacturers are under constant pressure to increase automation, lower costs, and leverage smart manufacturing. But, in doing so, they face multiple challenges. These include scaling their digitalization initiatives, bridging data silos, and future-proofing systems. These goals require greater integration of data between what is commonly known as information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT). This research byte outlines what manufacturers should do to integrate IT and OT to reap the full benefits of digital transformation. We also highlight one services firm, Hitachi Vantara, as an example of a service provider addressing this emerging need through its set of products and services for IT and OT convergence.
Avasant Digital Forum: 2021 Outlook: Re-calibrating IT For a Volatile Economy
The Pandemic has forced companies to re-evaluate their IT strategy. While cost pressures and risk management drove the agenda in 2020, as the global economy re-emerges, 2021 is going to require a fresh outlook. Avasant’s premier 2021 Outlook Digital Forum featured research backed insights on the areas that CIOs and CFOs should focus on to re-imagine their IT while strengthening their Business.
African Market Trends in Technology Services
Few studies examine information technology and business process management in Africa. This report, based on research and interviews, analyses the tech sectors of 11 African countries and examines enabling factors such as information and communication technology infrastructure, government incentives and the regulatory environment. One key finding is that trade and retail, financial services, healthcare and agriculture offer the most opportunities for tech firms. This publication shares insights that will guide companies interested in offering information technology and business process outsourcing services in Africa. The report is also valuable for stakeholders, including tech hubs and start-ups, investors and government organizations.
How Digital Transformation Will Drive IT Organizations in the Post-Pandemic World
What do IT organizations need to do as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic? The bottom line is that if you are operating consistent with an integrated digital operating model, the post-COVID world should not be much different from the pre-COVID world—except any further digital transformation should be accelerated.