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How Midsize Companies Can Drive Digital Transformation

Harvard Business Review
May 15, 2023
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Digital Transformation is not reserved for just tier one suppliers and Fortune 500 companies. Midsize companies will be the largest driver in the software first mindset.

The last few years have brought unprecedented challenges, opportunities, and evolution for companies of all sizes. The middle market is no exception. In fact, the pandemic served as an accelerator for a number of initiatives that were perhaps just wishes and dreams for mid-sized companies a handful of years ago, but are now very much the reality for these businesses today. By far, no other force is driving more significant change, and subsequent ramifications, than digital transformation.

Digital Transformation Is Different in the Middle

The National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM) actively monitors the state of technology implementation and digital change at mid-size companies — a focus that began in 2019 even before the pandemic hit. We define the middle market as companies with revenues between $10 million and $1 billion annually, a wide range, for sure, but representative of the middle-third of the U.S. private sector in terms of GDP and employment. While the scale of technology investment can vary greatly across middle-market companies of different sizes as well as industries, there are still common issues prevalent for mid-market leaders across the spectrum as they consider making a move toward an increasingly digital future.

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