SUSE is part of new consortium targeting digital transformation acceleration in Canada

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Digital transformation, also known as DX in the IT community, refers to the adoption of digital technologies such as cloud, big data, mobile and social media. This is placing growing demands on IT. The enterprise IT department is now required to meet business needs with agility and flexibility while maintaining data privacy and security for regulatory compliance.

In Canada, an alliance of 11 organizations DeloitteSAPAmazon Web  ServicesIntelSUSE, CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN), Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada), TDWI, ITAC, and B2B News Network kicks off DXagents program; aims to help Canadian businesses better understand and get on the path to realizing their digital transformation opportunities.

With recent IDC research finding that 63% of Canadian companies are ‘digital laggards’ leaving themselves vulnerable to competition from less risk-averse global peers, DXagents was created as a community for Canada-based CIOs, CFOs and other decision makers to more easily and effectively share and discuss experiences related to digital innovation. Furthermore, it encourages senior financial executives more about the potential benefits of investment in technologies such as ERP systems, cloud computing, big data and data analytics, mobile business applications, digital payments and other innovations.

For the iniative, a new web page has been launched: DXagents.com. It provided content as well as with insights from those who have already started their digital transformation journey.

Each month the site will focus on a stage in the transformation process, including digital readiness guides, starter kits, needs assessments and other regularly updated resources for CIOs and CFOs. The site will also feature interviews with Canada-based and global CIOs, webinars and invitations to Deloitte-led roundtables and workshops with C-level executives from across the country.

As part of DXagents’ accelerator, roundtable and workshop events will be held on
· April 11 in Montreal,
· April 12-13 in Ottawa and
· April 18 in Toronto.

To find out more about DXagents, read the full press release or visit DXagents.com or follow on Twitter (@DXAgents) .

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