The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about changes to nearly all aspects of our lives. To go so far as to call it a disruption to everything we’ve known at home and work is probably an understatement.
In the early days of 2020, businesses of all types were already trying to keep pace with the rapidly accelerating speed of digital business transformation. Then COVID arrived and upended just about everything, sending industries in wild new directions that few could have predicted, clamoring for new ways to do familiar things.
Few would disagree that the pandemic has been a challenge in terms of digital transformation, but a challenge is nothing if not an opportunity just waiting to be taken advantage of. As organizations of all types continue to re-imagine the way they operate, they savviest of leaders will be those who harness the power of digital process simplification.
What it is digital transformation?
While digital transformation can mean many things to different organizations, one definition holds true for all: digital transformation is a journey. And that journey doesn’t often follow a singular path leading to a singular outcome, but rather that journey is a multi-faceted process driving towards an individualized set of business and operational goals.
Now let’s dig down a little deeper. Does digital transformation mean you need to upgrade your entire IT platform? Possibly, but not necessarily. Does digital transformation mean a change in the way you market to your customers? It most definitely can, if that is your goal. Can digital transformation improve internal processes to become more efficient? Yes, it can. Can digital transformation be all of these things combined? Absolutely.
You see, digital transformation is not a single thing. It is, however, all about incorporating emerging technologies to re-engineer business processes, improve customer relationships and give your business a competitive advantage. A thorough transformation process will analyze your organizations’ requirements, existing resources, ability to transition to the most beneficial digital processes, and culminate with a well-defined plan to effectively use digital technology, tools and platforms.
Digital transformation in the post-COVID era
Understanding what digital transformation can mean for your business and how to embrace the digital leap may seem daunting. But at the same time, heading in a new direction can contain familiar business hallmarks you’ve been focusing on for years. Speed, agility, efficiency, security and innovation are just as important in 2022 as they were in 2019 before the arrival of COVID, if not more so.
Research has shown that the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the large majority of organizations to change or speed up their IT strategy in some way. Many businesses concede that their remote working solutions are not as secure as the office, highlighting security concerns. And more than half of respondents to a large survey conducted by the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) have increased their cloud adoption as a direct result of COVID.
Where do I start?
Enterprises across all industries stand at an inflection point today. In order to thrive in the digital age, organizations of all types need a partner to guide them through the journey. Enable Consulting a next-generation global technology services company helps enterprises reimagine their businesses for the digital age. Our technology solutions and services are built on decades of innovation, with a world-renowned management philosophy, a strong culture of invention and risk-taking, and a relentless focus on customer relationships.
Grassroots innovation is in our DNA, and we pride ourselves on an ingrained culture and tradition of going far beyond what is expected. Contact us today to learn more.