Enterprise Software Management is a key factor in getting getting corporate strategy and operational IT aligned towards the same objectives. [hutterstock: 1028847439, turgaygundogdu]

Enterprise Software Management is a key factor in getting getting corporate strategy and operational IT aligned towards the same objectives. [hutterstock: 1028847439, turgaygundogdu]

ESM: The Link Between Corporate Strategy And Operational IT

Companies will face immense challenges over the next few years. On the one hand, they are approaching digitalisation projects that will decide on their market success in the medium term. On the other hand, the daily business processes must continue running steadily and be incrementally improved and adjusted. IT support is essential for both sides. Terms such as Systems of Engagement and Systems of Records address the different IT requirements for the ‘new’ system world, which has to adapt agilely and flexibly to digitalisation approaches, and to the ‘old’ proven Business Suite system landscape.

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The digital leader of tomorrow will be required to not only understand the concepts of digital workspaces but also have a solid understanding of proper employee training. [shutterstock: 645563746, pcgraphis]

The digital leader of tomorrow will be required to not only understand the concepts of digital workspaces but also have a solid understanding of proper employee training. [shutterstock: 645563746, pcgraphis]

Strengthening Digital Leadership Skills

Realising that corporate structures change as a result of technological transition and that it also has an impact on the management of personnel is self-evident in HR. Nevertheless, investing in the development of management levels is unfortunately neglected too often.

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Positive results from going digital requires not only technology, but a change of mindset. [hutterstock: 739797655, Monster Ztudio]

Positive results from going digital requires not only technology, but a change of mindset. [hutterstock: 739797655, Monster Ztudio]

Digital Business Requires Growth Mindset And Not Just Technology

When embarking on a digital business transformation, too often organizations ignore the need to change the mindset of their staff, according to Gartner. A technology shift not backed up by a corresponding cultural shift puts the success of a digital business initiative at risk.

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The paradigm shift in the auto industry is creating excellent opportunities for IT specialists. [shutterstock: 735402217, DigitalPen]

The paradigm shift in the auto industry is creating excellent opportunities for IT specialists. [shutterstock: 735402217, DigitalPen]

The Paradigm Shift In The Auto Industry Caused By E-Mobility

In the auto industry, hardly anything stays the same. Due to the trend towards e-mobility, both the requirements and the framework conditions have changed significantly, even when it comes to hiring specialists and executives. It's not the car manufacturers and suppliers themselves that are able to select best minds; it's now more a case of candidates choosing their employers. The starting position of the so-called 'applicants' has clearly shifted. Whoever appeals to the 'high potentials' as a company in these changing times has a clear competitive advantage!

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The digital transformation is also changing the requirements for executives. High-tech skills are in high demand. [shutterstock: 526850662, Sinart Creative]

The digital transformation is also changing the requirements for executives. High-tech skills are in high demand. [shutterstock: 526850662, Sinart Creative]

Managers Need A Broader Palette Of High-Tech Skills

The digital transformation is placing increasing demands on the requirement profiles of executives. Alongside the classical management skills, they need ever greater digital competency. At the same time, they are required to keep an eye on entrepreneurial developments and to further advance the overall strategy. In addition to the classic management skills, know-how in areas such as artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and the Internet of things is increasingly becoming a critical success factor in management.

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