- Middle Child Syndrome
- Communication crackdown
- Digital Marketplace: Hope or Hype?
- The 4G Workplace
- The future of work
- Digital maturity: The race to the summit
- Digital maturity: The next big step
- The Tech Evolved Workplace
- The Challenge of Speed
- Customer Service
- Business World 2036
- Activating the iWorker
- Bigger Data
- The Change Making CIO
- Humans and Machines
- A New Perspective: Document Governance
- The Dramatic Impacts of Document-Driven Business Processes
- The next decade of technology in business
- The future of technology disruption in business
- Businesses to enter a new era of decentralisation
- The CIO and CMO to form dynamic partnership and enable customer-led innovation
- Chief Executives should not be held to ransom by technology
- Businesses unable to keep up with impacts of technological change may disappear by 2020
- Ricoh Process Efficiency Index
- Businesses play a risky game with document security
- Healthcare, education and financial service organisations at risk of document compliance breaches
- Existing business processes across Europe are unnecessarily labour intensive
- Managing the costs of document processes in Europe
- Document processes have far reaching impacts
- The European Union's Digital Agenda
63 per cent of European Businesses Trapped in the ‘Digital Dark Ages’
Business leaders are not yet fully equipped for the digital age, with 63 per cent saying they are far from ready for digital transformation. The research also reveals that while the majority of business leaders (83 per cent) believe the CIO is well-equipped to drive digital transformation, they are not yet fully empowered to change critical growth activities. The task of optimising business critical processes is ranked by business leaders as the number one activity that is having the biggest positive impact on business growth. However, CIOs are currently least able to change it; just 9 per cent believe they are empowered in this area.
The research reveals that there is a clear opportunity for the CIO to step up to help shape the digital strategy and company growth, if further empowered by the business.
By starting with business critical processes CIOs can combine their technology expertise with business acumen to review, and change the organisations traditional ways of working.
In turn they will gain much more than cost savings. The business will benefit from being able to move forward with a more productive and agile working model where employee knowledge sharing is enhanced and they are more responsive to client needs.
In the longer term, with these strong foundations in place the CIO can focus on the core business areas and successfully lead the organisation in the digital era.