The tendency for digital transformation projects to take root within only a portion of a business is so common that analysts call the phenomenon ‘islands of innovation’. These islands may be full of potential, but amount to a collection of tactical projects that cannot scale up.
Connecting these islands for true digital transformation is a theme running throughout new research from IDC by analyst Gerry Brown. Brown examines this long-simmering issue in depth, examining it anew through the lens of the Covid-19 pandemic. Businesses must operate faster and more strategically than ever, he writes, making it crucial to knit these ‘islands’ together once and for all. And Slack, he continues, can play a role in this effort.
‘For enterprises that want to make broad changes to the way they work, an enterprise-wide top-down vision is required. The key question is probably not, “Is Slack ready for you?” but rather, “Are you ready for Slack?”’
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