BT recently announced the launch of 'The Digital Possible', a global initiative aimed at empowering CIOs to better embrace ambitious digital transformation agendas for large organizations all over the world. BT said that the initiative will bring to market a wide range of new digital services, building on insight from its most recent research, “The BT CIO report 2016 – the digital CIO”.
According to BT’s survey of 1030 senior IT decision makers based in eleven countries, CIOs around the world are embracing digital transformation to reinvent their organisations’ processes and systems. The impact of digital is such that the importance of the CIO at boardroom level continues to rise; 72 per cent of senior IT decision makers say that the CIO has become more central in the boardroom over the last two years and 43 per cent of CIOs say that they now spend more time dealing with corporate issues.
The BT CIO report 2016 also shows that CIOs are clear on the most disruptive technology trends – cloud, mobility and collaboration, and data. According to the report, a fifth of global organisations are already completely cloud-centric, and a further 46 per cent have more than half their applications and infrastructure in the cloud.
With the CIO acting as a catalyst, 76 per cent of large organizations across the world have, or plan to adopt, a ‘multi-speed’ approach to technology-led initiatives. This involves more creativity, more flexibility and a more dynamic operating model, said BT.