15 Stats That Demonstrate Why Your Digital Transformation Efforts Are Failing—And How To Fix Them

Digital transformation is one of the most popular business trends. Research shows that two-thirds of Global 2000 companies will, by the end of 2017, have placed digital transformation at the core of their corporate strategies.

Research also reveals that as many as two-thirds of digital transformation projects fail.

Let that sink in for a moment. Businesses feel pressure to implement digital transformation initiatives, but up to 66% of those projects fail. For such a popular trend, those are strikingly depressing odds. Why is the failure rate so high, and how can businesses ensure that their digital transformation projects are successful?

Whether you realize it or not, you have an integration problem. VP of Constellation Research Holger Mueller explains:  “The problem is, when you build something new, outside of the scope of what you have integrated, you by definition have an integration problem. With the multiple new things happening in the public cloud, you either have an integration problem between existing and new technology or with multiple clouds, which you have to link together because you have fragmented automation. In other words, if there’s innovation happening, then by definition you have an integration problem. And the research indicates this is a widespread problem, because:

  • The average large company now uses close to 1300 applications (Cisco).
  • 90% of businesses are working with fragmented apps (Cisco).
  • As few as 8% of IT teams having strong knowledge of their companies’ unmanaged cloud apps (ITPro Portal).

Okay, so digital transformation needs a new approach to integration to work. But what does that approach look like? Browse through the SlideShare below to see an in-depth explanation of what this integration problem looks like across your organization, and why intelligent automation is the solution.

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