A new report suggests early adoption of social, mobile, analytic, cloud and machine-to-machine technologies are hallmarks of higher growth rates and market leadership in IT organizations.
The findings come from a new study, The Digital Dividend: First Mover Advantage, conducted for Verizon by the Harvard Business Review Analysis Service.
In the report, business leaders self-identified as one of three types of IT organizations: Pioneers (34% of respondents) are most open to change and investment in new technologies. Followers (35%) only invest once others have proven the benefit of a new technology, while Cautious (30%) organizations only invest when a technology is firmly established, if at all.
See the infographic below for detailed findings on the report, including where technology early adopters stand on advanced analytics use and how they respond to changing business and customer needs.