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Showing posts from January, 2014

Demand for Digital Business Technology Transformation

2014 will likely be a year of dual business goals for forward-thinking senior executives. Responding to ongoing needs for business efficiency and growth, but also adapting to exploit a fundamentally different digital commerce paradigm. Commercial digitalization, based upon the latest and most effective business technology advances has already begun, but most chief information officers (CIOs) do not feel prepared for this next era, according to a global survey of IT leaders by Gartner, Inc. Their latest market study showed that many CIOs feel overwhelmed by the prospect of building digital leadership while renovating their core of IT infrastructure. The Gartner survey found that 51 percent of CIOs are concerned that the digital transformation is coming faster than they can cope -- and 42 percent don't feel that they have the employee talent to face this future. "2014 must be a year of significant change if CIOs are to help their businesses and public sector agencies remai

Digital Commerce Applications will Reach $4.1B by 2017

The ongoing convergence of digital and physical commerce has become a driving force in the success of today's leading B2B and B2C companies. Savvy senior executives are utilizing channel agnostic business technologies that enable them to give customers what they want -- an exceptional, integrated buying experience. The digital commerce applications market will grow at an 18.8 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to $4.1 billion through 2017, according to the latest global market study by International Data Corporation (IDC). Although there are multiple scenarios that could unfold, IDC believes the market will exhibit strong growth over the next five years -- as digital commerce apps are one of the fastest growing segments in the overall enterprise applications software market. "New commerce offerings and vendors are launched continually, with retail being only one part of the story as organizations across every industry look to add commerce solutions to their produ