SINGAPORE (May 2): Despite acknowledging the significance of digital transformation as a stepping stone to achieve their business goals, Asia Pacific businesses are still suffering from a lack of digital competencies, according to new research by the Economist Intelligent Unit (EIU).

Commissioned by digital performance company Riverbed, the study is based on survey results from over 500 senior business & government leaders across North America, EMEA and Asia Pacific, and focuses on assessing behaviors, skills and abilities that help organisations improve their digital performance.

Among the regional markets surveyed, Asia Pacific was most likely to cite a lack of digital competencies as a key barrier to achieving important business goals at 61%, as compared to North America and EMEA at 54% and 56%, respectively.

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