A study conducted by NTT and published in their 2019 “Digital Means Business Benchmarking Report” revealed that most organizations understand the importance of digital integration.
The 2021 NTT report “Future Disrupted: 2021 Technology Trends” anticipates that the link between business value and investment will become even more evident over the next year.
This means that IT departments will need to be equipped with the right tools to respond to a company’s needs, or risk falling behind.
Based on a survey of 1,350 decision makers, only 43.3% of respondents said they have integrated new productivity resources. Those who haven’t saw employees using their own personal devices for work-related communication, putting them at risk security attacks.
Even more, 66.9% of companies said it was difficult to identify IT security of business risks when operating remotely.
The report predicts five new technologies that will aid in shaping the digital workplace. These include: all-photonics networks for end-to-end communication; digital twin computing (DTC) for predictive analytics; low-code/no-code platforms that allows employees to create business applications using company data; and quantum and edge computing.
However, many of these technological advancements are not accessible to most organizations at the moment and won’t likely be for at least another three to five years.
“That’s the real digital transformation that I don’t think we’ve contemplated yet,” said Everett Harper, CEO of software engineering firm Truss. “The winners of this will be people who take this seriously, who have a long-term vision, and who rely on their networks of people to help them change their organization.”