What digital transformation really means

The periodically hot term is hot again, but most people don't understand where its real power lies

What digital transformation really means
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Digital transformation, aka DX, is hot -- and if you're not doing it, your company will die and you will lose your CIO or IT leadership job. You'll -- shudder -- be disrupted! Or fail the wrong side of the Innovator's Dilemma. That's the message over the last few months from consultants, pundits, and of course vendors.

But wait -- wasn't digital transformation hot in the late 1990s and again in the mid-2000s? Indeed it was. It's hot again, mainly for the wrong reasons. That is, vendors want you to buy stuff because IT has been cutting back.

There is a very good reason to invest in digital transformation. But it's not the digital transformation you're usually sold.

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