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Dimension Data delivers the goods on how businesses can assess their digital enterprise capability and create an effective roadmap for digital transformation.
According to Dimension Data Australia's chief technology officer, Debra Bordignon, who has penned a 67-page whitepaper entitled The Exponential Digital Social World (PDF), organisations must focus on four groups of technologies that IT solutions and services providers believe to be "nearing exponential breakthroughs and will be the most impactful in the next five years".
In her whitepaper, Bordignon said the focus should be on artificial intelligence and robotics; virtual and augmented reality, and the human/machine interface; nanotechnology and 3D/4D printing; and cybersecurity and blockchain.
The information offered by Bordignon aims to guide organisations on how to audit and assess current digital capabilities, define target state, conduct benchmarking and map a clear pathway of transition for their business and stakeholders.
According to Dimension Data, the framework can also be used to construct digital balance sheet reporting.
"IT leaders are scrambling to understand which strategic assets and capabilities they need to bridge analogue and digital worlds. They want to know how to take the culture and business models associated with dynamic start-ups and bring them into mature enterprises," said Bordignon.
"Naturally, organisations want to protect their existing assets, but as the drivers of value change, they need to re-evaluate portfolios against a 21st century digital balance sheet."
The Dimension Data digital balance sheet is based on analysis of the transformation projects carried out by the company's S&P500 clients, the government sector, education, not-for-profit and public health sectors.
The balance sheet represents seven top level strategic capabilities driving business value - stakeholder experience, information value, portfolio development, smarter processes, business models, people and culture, and technology fabric. Across each capability, Dimension Data proposes five maturity levels which extend the balance sheet into the digital enterprise capability maturity model.
Dimension Data was recently named Frost & Sullivan's 2017 global systems integrator (GSI) of the year. The market research analysis firm presents the award to the company that has demonstrated excellence in terms of growth strategy and implementation.
In June, DiData launched a dedicated Apple practice across the world, with the solutions provider leveraging its Cisco partnership to drive deeper levels of iOS adoption across the enterprise.