Organizations that invest in digital technology, whether it be automated data collection, enterprise mobile applications or social media, have a leading edge over their competitors, according to a recent report from Capgemini Consulting and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This study, which will be published in full in a book called "The New Digital Masters," was reviewed by CRN. The website said those using these different technologies have varying levels of expertise with them, from those with little to no experience to "digital masters."
Didier Bonnet, senior vice president and global practice leader of digital transformation at Capgemini, said the biggest takeaway from the study is the importance of laying a foundation of strategy before diving into the technical details. Without this, Bonnet said companies are not truly leveraging the value of technology.
"For me, the key to it is that people don't spend enough time upfront planning for this," Bonnet stated. "If you don't have a layer of governance and management behind it, what you find is you have ... 20 mobile applications doing roughly the same thing and not communicating with each other."
SupplyChain247 reported on the recent "Motorola Solutions Future of Warehousing Survey," which said more than one-third of companies plan on increasing the number of warehouses they operate by 2018. Supply chain management technology and enterprise mobile applications will be key to keeping track of this expansion.