The digital disconnect in South Africa
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Curious to find out the state of play in South Africa, Citrix recently partnered with BMI-TechKnowledge (BMI-T), to look at the impact of ICT and digital transformation on South African businesses. The study involved a total of 329 interviews with both business leaders and IT managers from 254 companies.
Interestingly, digital transformation readiness does not appear to top the priority list of the South African business decision-maker. In fact our report, in partnership with BMI-TechKnowledge, suggests a sense of complacency—or even reluctance—among businesses regarding investment in progressive technologies.
Fifty-three percent of all respondents said that they were investing in technology simply to “keep the lights on” rather than for competitive-edge innovation. This means companies could be at risk of becoming irrelevant, as other countries surge ahead with digital transformation projects to create innovative and technology-driven businesses.
From healthcare to financial services to government, everything is increasingly digital – allowing people, organisations and devices to engage and connect in new ways. In order for South African businesses to become more agile, competitive and relevant, proactive investment in innovative technologies is an imperative. You can read more about the findings and recommendations by downloading this research now.