The annual Ventana Research Digital Leadership Awards recognize organizations and individuals that utilize technology to advance business and IT. The Digital Leadership Awards showcase the professional leadership and their use of business applications or technology that contribute significantly to improved efficiency, productivity and the performance of their organization. This prestigious award recognizes leaders and pioneers who have contributed to their organization’s success and championed improvements across their people, processes, information and technology.
Topics: Performance Management, Business Continuity, Workforce Management, Digital Commerce, Digital Experience Platform, digital business, Experience Management, Digital Communications, Digital Payments, Digital Security, Sustainability Management
Business improvement stems from technology investments that advance automation and apply intelligence to your work and processes, increasing the potential achievement of desired outcomes. Assessing vendors and utilizing technology for optimization and innovation is the foundation for digital transformation, and our chief research officer asserts that by 2025, over one-half of organizations will determine that the chaos of digital technology usage requires a rationalization of vendors to ensure operational excellence.
The virtualization of business and the evolution of digital transformation to applications and systems that operate in cloud computing — or the “as-a-service” environment — has fragmented enterprise and data architectures. The role of cloud computing has become a utility to provide elastic resources in support of operational needs. For example, data in the cloud requirements are provided by third-party vendors, managing security and storage of data outside the organization.
Performance management helps organizations understand, optimize and align performance through a variety of methods and processes and is an essential part of what is called digital business. For many organizations, engaging employees through a series of check-ups, goal tracking and kudos to encourage and motivate them helps ensure that expected people and operational performance is realized. But in a changing world and workplace culture where workers prioritize mental health and organizations view working from home as a positive change, vendors of performance management applications must provide tools that help leadership adapt.
Business continuity — especially during a pandemic, natural disaster, cyber event or geopolitical situation — requires business and risk mitigation processes. Unfortunately, few organizations are prepared to respond appropriately. Whether an organization rises to the challenge or descends into survival mode is determined by the way it meets the expectations of the workforce, customers, stakeholders and potentially shareholders.