Intelligent CXO Issue 03 | Page 6


Businesses are prioritising composable ERP strategy as pandemic accelerates cloud migration

Boomi , a leading provider of cloud-based Integration Platformas-a-Service ( iPaaS ), has announced the findings from a new global survey that reveals while 93 % of Australian organisations are implementing a composable Enterprise Resource Planning ( ERP ) strategy , more than a third don ’ t have the integration capabilities to drive this modernisation .

The independent survey of 1,675 CTOs and enterprise architects , commissioned with Coleman Parks , shows companies are keenly aware that their legacy ERP systems , the backbone of every organisation , are struggling to keep pace with business demands . This has fuelled interest in composable ERP strategies , with nine out of ten Australian organisations embracing a flexible platform to bridge the gap between legacy and modern applications while meeting business demands in today ’ s fast , competitive market . these solutions , followed by 35 % finding that they can ’ t cope with their complex hybrid technology environment .
In addition , as traditional integration solutions require expensive , time-consuming custom development coding , optimisation and automation is a high priority for IT teams . Results show 62 % of Australian companies are investing in standardisation and consolidation of applications , while 74 % are pursuing application cloud migration .
Despite the flexibility composable ERP provides , integrating all applications to work collaboratively and share data is still a challenge . Boomi ’ s findings suggest implementing an integration strategy to support composable ERP systems is a top concern , with 37 % of Australian organisations stipulating their current integration solutions struggle to meet business challenges . Meanwhile , 41 % indicate that there is too high a cost to maintain

A hybrid future : New survey shows what areas of virtual life are here to stay

During the pandemic , we ’ ve turned to video conferencing to meet with friends , family and colleagues . How big of a role will video play in our lives going forward , as we look beyond the pandemic ?

To get some sense of people ’ s sentiments about this , Zoom commissioned Qualtrics Research to conduct a survey that asked 7,689 people from around the world which virtual activities from the COVID-19 era they ’ d like to see continue . communications have had on our day-to-day lives . Overall , a large majority of those surveyed said that even after COVID-19 concerns subside , they will continue to use video communications for many aspects of their lives .
About two-thirds of those who used video for business want a mix of virtual and in-person business environments in the future , citing better work-life balance and added flexibility .
The resulting report prepared by Zoom , How virtual do we want our future to be ?, focuses on the impact that video
While half of those who said they used video for healthcare or telehealth appointments want that option moving forward ( especially in the United States ), many respondents said they preferred in-person visits because of the doctor-patient connection they provide .
About half of those who had used video for education during the pandemic plan some combination of in-person and virtual classes going forward .
Although celebrations , worldwide , were high on the list of virtual activities respondents enjoyed during the months of COVID-19 , few are keen to continue virtual-only celebrations like birthdays , holidays and weddings .
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