HDS: Businesses in Asia Pacific Poised for Major Digital Transformation
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.