When Netflix launched its DVD-by-mail business in 1997, Blockbuster ignored the new kid on their block.

Blockbuster’s view was that consumers preferred to drive down to their local store than wait for their films to arrive a few days later. But then Netflix developed a platform offering an all-you-can-watch, on-demand, low-price, high-quality, highly convenient approach to “streaming” entertainment.

The rest is history.

The repercussions of this kind of disruption cannot be underestimated. For nearly every industry the impact of new digital technology is fundamental, even existential, stirring up business-critical agendas for the boardroom and their IT departments.

In Beyond Digital Transformation, we report on the decision-making that is taking place today across Europe. To gather the evidence, we surveyed 750 IT and Digital leaders, plus their C-suite colleagues, about their main priorities, challenges, and future plans.

the impact of new digital technology is fundamental, even existential ”

Take a look to see how teams in the Benelux, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, and the UK compare. Priorities this year include IT security, cost, application performance and development, and the agility to react to changing customer needs. Service availability, customer experience, and aligning teams across the business are just three of the biggest challenges.

With some final commentary around how leading businesses are forging ahead, one question prevails: with every business now a technology business, where are the best places to put your applications and data?

Download the report to learn more about the top priorities, including:




Application performance


Reducing expenditure

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