Dan Worth: Digital transformation is the future as technology will decide whether firms live or die

Organisations of all types have been grappling over the past few years with huge new technology trends: cloud computing, big data, the rise of mobile, social collaboration, and now the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence.

I spoke to leading IT professionals many times to see how they were handling these issues, and their efforts were focused mainly on just understanding the opportunities and risks before making a decision.

This was understandable. Vendors of cloud, mobile and big data tools would naturally claim that companies must embrace what they offer, but IT leaders have to be thorough in their processes and ensure they make the right decision.