Windstream study reveals the top barriers to enterprise digital transformations

June 4, 2024
The research concludes that almost two-thirds of organizations lack the IT resources necessary to achieve their business goals.

According to a new research study from Windstream Enterprises, the top three barriers that organizations face regarding digital transformations are a lack of quality data, IT capacity, and technical expertise.

The study, conducted by Forrester Consulting, shows that partnering with an IT-managed services can help organizations achieve their digital transformation initiatives.

Of the 614 U.S.-based IT, finance, operations, and security leaders surveyed for the study, about two-thirds reported that their digital transformation projects have stalled due to IT-related obstacles, and more than half of organizations lack the IT staff and experience needed to support their digital transformation.

Windstream president Mike Flannery said in a press release, “The consequences of a slowed digital transformation can be serious, resulting in increased security breaches, a decline in growth and revenue, loss of operational efficiency, the inability to meet customer expectations, and more. Fortunately, by partnering with a managed services provider, enterprises with lean IT staff gain access to a full bench of skilled resources with specialized expertise in areas like cybersecurity and network reliability—freeing up internal resources to focus on big-picture strategic projects that allow them to achieve better business outcomes and dutifully serve customers with the best experiences possible.”

The study also explored the benefits of partnering with an IT-managed services, with the majority of respondents reporting that managed infrastructure, cloud infrastructure, managed support, and managed security services have effectively facilitated the accomplishment of business goals.

The full study can be accessed here.

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About the Author

Hayden Beeson

Hayden Beeson is a writer and editor with over seven years of experience in a variety of industries. Prior to joining Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, he was the associate editor of Architectural SSL and LEDs Magazine. 

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