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Six Barriers to Becoming a Digital Business, and What You Can Do About Them

Published: 20 June 2018

ID: G00352527

Analyst(s): Don Scheibenreif , Mark Raskino , Marcus Blosch


Digital innovation promises to help organizations captivate customers and create new business models. But, for many CIOs, delivering digital innovation is harder than expected. To succeed, CIOs need to overcome six barriers to becoming a digital business.

Table Of Contents


  • 1. We don't have the right culture.
  • 2. People won't share or collaborate — the political dimension of culture.
  • 3. The business isn't ready — we don't have the right resources.
  • 4. We don't have the right talent.
  • 5. We don't have the right practices to support our talent.
  • 6. Change isn't easy.

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