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Three Ways COVID-19 is Accelerating Digital Transformation in Professional Services

Digital transformation was a line item on many business agendas long before COVID-19 came along. But the pandemic catapulted it to the top of the priority list for virtually every business in the world. Now, as we start to look past the immediate pandemic crisis response and toward a “new normal” where working-from-home is expected, the need for cloud-based infrastructure is a no-brainer and predictive analytics are essential. The pace of digital transformation has been dramatically accelerated — it’s not a conversation starter now, it’s a basic business requirement. One area showing rapid growth even in the thick of the economic downturn is predictive analytics and business intelligence. According to a recent Dresner Advisory Services survey, 49% of large enterprises are either launching new analytics and business intelligence projects or moving forward on projects that had already been planned.