Leadership deficiencies and skills shortages identified as top barriers to Digital Transformation.


The latest research from the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) has revealed that Digital Transformation is climbing up UK businesses' agendas as fears of digital disruption mount. However, the industry body has warned that organisations will need to focus on upskilling the workforce if their Digital Transformation efforts are to be a success.

Two in five (40%) of respondents expect their organisation's sector to be significantly or moderately disrupted within the next two years, and a similar proportion (37%) expect the same for their organisation's business model.

Against this backdrop, it should come as little surprise that many organisations have transformation in their sights. The results revealed that 44% of organisations have already implemented, or are in the process of implementing, a Digital Transformation strategy, and a further 32% expect to have done so within the next two years.

However, 94% reported facing barriers to their organisation's Digital Transformation. Over half (55%) stated that their organisation did not have the skills needed to adapt to Digital Transformation, 48% cited privacy and security concerns, while 47%...

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