Responding to pressure from all sides, this year organizations around the world have big plans for their digital transformation. And, the pressure to go digital has never been greater.
In this way, 93% of managers agree that their company demands more from technology after the pandemic and 68% affirm that they expect IT to offer more information about data.
This is highlighted in the study of Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. Where it is further revealed that 25% of business leaders admit to having only a functional or limited understanding of the business network, which is a potentially dangerous disconnect for digital transformation initiatives.
“LCompanies want to increase the productivity of their employees through hybrid work. And they know that they must continue to invest in technology to achieve this. But to achieve their business goals they need the support of an innovative, agile and optimized network.” explains Larry Lunetta, Vice President of Aruba Solutions Portfolio Marketing.
Digital transformation and the network as a tool
The majority of business leaders (71%) believe that technology and digitization are essential for their employees to be able to do their jobs. Even though these leaders are responsible for providing the necessary technology, only 61% fully understand how worker productivity is related to the technology network.
Business leaders do not understand the potential impact of the network in the general context of their business towards their digital transformation
Furthermore, more than half of those surveyed (53%) do not fully understand how the network can foster innovation, although 50% acknowledge that access to data is crucial to uncovering new sources of revenue in the coming year.
feel the disconnect
Lack of understanding about the relationship between employee productivity and network technology may have consequences for organizations’ investment strategies for the coming year.
Although 50% of business leaders plan to increase investment in digital initiatives by 2023, only 25% plan to invest in their network infrastructure. Additionally, many respondents (59%) report that their employees experience connectivity issues in the workplace every week.
Only 29% of business leaders believe that their organization can provide seamless connectivity, and only 21% strongly agree that their organization is flexible enough. If networks are allowed to lag and remain outdated, the danger of disconnection becomes increasingly apparent.