Editor’s note: Bozhidar Hristov is Principal Analystat Technology Business Research.
HAMPTON, N.H. – Although the term “digital transformation” has served an important purpose of focusing the attention of business leaders and the IT services and consultancies working with them, it has been among the most overused phrases of the last 10 years in technology. At the start of 2022, no one will need to be reminded that technology — digital — can drive transformation.
Business transformation is returning to the forefront for enterprises as a result of the pandemic, the advantages of emerging technologies, and the generational shift in the C-Suite, with newly promoted decision makers fully soaked in all the possibilities of technology.
The shift from digital transformation to business transformation will accelerate in 2022, amid the change in buyers and as digitally mature businesses are more inclined to bring technology talent in-house. These trends, along with the return to in-person workplaces and a resurgence of innovation and transformation centers, will create opportunities for leading IT services vendors and consultancies to separate from the pack by expanding managed services, returning clients to in-person creative sessions, and shifting away from technology-first mindsets.
2022 will be a pivotal year for digital transformation … perhaps its last.
2022 DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION PREDICTIONS
- As clients graduate beyond digital transformation, vendors scramble to stay relevant
- Funky chairs only matter if you can physically sit in them: The resurange of innovation and transformation centers
- New generation of business leaders expect business transformations, not digital ones