As we kick off 2017, digital transformation is top of mind for many organizations. Eighty-five percent of enterprise decision makers feel they have a timeframe of two years to make significant progress in their digital transformation efforts before suffering financially and falling behind their competitors.
Over the past few weeks, you've likely been involved in annual planning sessions that are either focused entirely on digital initiatives, or at the very least, include a few smaller digital projects. Planning and goal setting is necessary, of course, but not always exciting. But New Year's Resolutions are a good way to put structure around your plans while giving them a jolt of energy to help carry you and your team through the next twelve months.
When it comes to making the monumental shift to becoming a digital enterprise, energy and momentum are crucial. Businesses have been focusing on digital initiatives for the last several years, but many feel they're still not as far along as they should be. According to surveys that Ping recently conducted on digital transformation and the state of identity and access management (IAM), 65 percent of IT decision makers are anxious about digital transformation at their company. To learn more about the survey and some of the interesting action items IAM pros can gleen from the results, check out the 2017 IAM Resolutions Based on Surprising Digital Transformation Stats webinar replay.
As IT teams and business leaders look to advance their online, mobile and connected device presence in the year ahead, it can be hard to know what to prioritize and where to focus energy and resources. Identities, including those of employees, partners and customers, are emerging as the common element that enables all digital projects, from launching new mobile apps to ensuring data security in the cloud and fueling the Internet of Things (IoT). Identity and access management (IAM) offers the capabilities that drive digital business success, and it's becoming an increasingly strategic priority.
The survey results pointed to how much progress businesses have made in implementing and using IAM functions to accelerate digital initiatives. In some cases, the results uncovered a misalignment between company focus and the elements needed for digital business success. Based on these insights, we've put together some IAM resolutions that'll help achieve the digital milestones that are critical to hit this year.