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The role of IT organizations is in flux as they seek to meet the challenges of an era of digital disruption. Ovum's view is that IT organizations will benefit from choosing one mode of operation – disciplined agile.


  • IT organizations need to realign structure and operations to meet the challenges of the digital era.

Features and Benefits

  • Learn how realigning the IT organization and operations can reduce friction and improve productivity in delivering more business-intimate outcomes at a faster cadence.
  • Learn why attending to culture is a critical component of a successful transformation.

Key questions answered

  • How can I realign my IT organization to meet the demands of the digital era?
  • What should I focus on to make sure that the transformation is successful?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors

Digital transformation challenges the traditional IT organization

  • The heart of a digital transformation
  • Digital is a corporate endeavor

IT organizational models for the digital era

  • Changed focus will lead to different IT organization and approaches
  • Matrix management provides useful insights into agile organizations
  • Pure agile and hybrid organizations

Creating a tailwind for transformation

  • Agile is not a dirty word
  • Tone at the top – leading in transformational times
  • Staffing agile initiatives
  • Choosing a pilot digital project


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author