In the fashion world, where designers and famous brands star on the stage, CIOs and their IT teams have largely been active behind the scenes, responsible for automating the back office operations that enabled fashion stars to shine. Given today’s IT-driven fashion environment, there’s no better time than now for CIOs to lead by providing their companies with a vision for the future through technology. They can help their companies succeed by taking the lead, being proactive and carrying a torch for change. Because they are the ones who can lead their company to digitalization.
Failure or Future: Why CIOs must Lead the Way to Digitalization
Discover why you are the key to your company’s success.
Leading in the golden age of e-commerce and omni-channel retail
The rise of e-commerce and omni-channel retail have made fashion companies more IT and data-reliant today, resulting in heavy investments in big, sophisticated solutions and equipment. Fashion professionals are facing these common problems due to the surge in the number of multiple, disparate IT systems that have been implemented over the past few years:
- Inadequate and outdated applications
- Lack of data security
- Disorganized data
- Complicated and non-intuitive systems that require long onboarding processes
CIOs have to find a way to simplify and connect all IT systems together to ensure that all teams involved in the design-to-production process are collaborating efficiently.
Using IT integration as a tool
This e-guide will show you how, with the right digitization software and tools, CIOs can help fashion companies:
- Improve and accelerate teamwork
- Increase flexibility to allow more time and space for creativity
- Establish a single source of truth
- Connect all supply-chain actors in the production line