• Posted 05 October
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Is your business making the most of technology? Our survey of the top barriers to investing in automation

By Press Releases

New research conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of Emergence Partners has found that 46% of UK businesses have been driven to increase their investment in automation as a result of the recent lockdown.

Our survey of 500 IT decision makers across the U.S., U.K., France and Germany, represents a clear signal from businesses globally that investment in automation is a huge priority, with two thirds (66%) of respondents increasing investment in the technology either significantly or slightly. Technology adoption is truly a non-negotiable feature of the modern workplace, and as these results demonstrate it’s also a top priority for business.

Top barriers for successfully automating processes across the business

  • Nearly 40% of respondents indicated that a lack of tech knowledge/skills has been a barrier to automation investment  
  • 30% of businesses highlighted a lack of strategic thinking as a barrier 
  • Nearly 30% of respondents indicated that a complex and commoditised automation ecosystem is standing in the way of investment 
  • 21% of businesses reported the largest number of instances where outdated vendor licensing models were acting as barriers to investing in automation  
  • Nearly a quarter of respondents across the board (24%) claimed that a lack of senior-level buy-in was directly standing in the way of investment in automation 
  • 20% of respondents mentioned lack of consultancy/service support from vendors as a barrier to automation processes 

 Read the full feature in BusinessCloud.

Posted by Press Releases on October 05, 2020 in Business Resilience category
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