Two important activities are happening today in IT. One is a requirement to modernize IT. The second is digital transformation. These are the types of initiatives happening now in all enterprises. Both are important. Both drive value. Both prepare IT to make a bigger impact on the business, and both lower costs. But their starting orientation differs, and their sequence of goals differs. Therefore, the approach to deal with each type of initiative is different. Unfortunately, companies are mistakenly conflating the approach to both types of initiatives.
It’s important that enterprises understand both types of initiatives.