HDS: Busi­nesses in Asia Pa­cific Poised for Ma­jor Dig­i­tal Trans­for­ma­tion

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In its Busi­ness and Tech­nol­ogy Pre­dic­tions for Asia Pa­cific in 2016, Adrian De Luca, Chief Tech­nol­ogy Of­fi­cer at Hi­tachi Data Sys­tems Asia Pa­cific, said that en­ter­prises in the re­gion will ex­pe­ri­ence a ma­jor dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion next year as they strive to im­prove a host of key tech and non-tech func­tions.

He cited five key trends: dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion, smart cities, cross-modal IT, mul­ti­cloud, and skills short­ages as fac­tors that will con­tinue to shape both the IT and busi­ness land­scapes in Asia Pa­cific for 2016.

“Dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion is fast be­com­ing an or­ga­ni­za­tional is­sue. It is no longer just CIOs who are cham­pi­oning the need for dig­i­tal change, but lead­ers across all busi­ness func­tions. For ex­am­ple, CMOs are find­ing that tra­di­tional ways of mar­ket­ing are not as ef­fec­tive any­more, while CFOs are dis­cov­er­ing that con­sumer and sup­plier trans­ac­tion mod­els have shifted. There is now an al­most uni­ver­sal un­der­stand­ing within busi­nesses that all func­tions need to look at how they trans­form their own prac­tices through dig­i­ti­za­tion,” said De Luca.

The re­port men­tioned that tra­di­tional en­ter­prises will trans­form into dig­i­tal na­tives as more of their rev­enues flow­ing through dig­i­tal chan­nels. Smart com­pa­nies will build smart cities as many coun­tries in the re­gion rolling out their own ini­tia­tives to tackle ev­ery­thing from pub­lic safety to im­proved trans­porta­tion. Mean­while, cross-modal IT will unify busi­ness si­los as or­ga­ni­za­tions strive to con­tin­u­ally op­ti­mize the cost of run­ning their sys­tems, and in­cor­po­rate their sys­tems of in­sight into new busi­ness pro­cesses and cus­tomer in­ter­ac­tions.

It also said that mul­ti­cloud will en­able tran­sre­gional busi­ness, while skills short­age will spark a tal­ent pur­suit.

Adrian De Luca, Chief Tech­nol­ogy Of­fi­cer, Hi­tachi Data Sys­tems Asia Pa­cific.

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