In a world where digital transformation is everywhere, it can be different to determine what should be driving the change. While it may make sense to say the technology is changing how businesses function, making them the foundation of your digital transformation isn’t a good course of action. In an article for TechRepublic, Alison DeNisco discusses the five pillars for digital transformation success:
- Becoming a data-driven enterprise
- Becoming an on-demand enterprise
- Becoming a digital enterprise
- Becoming a protected enterprise
- Becoming a connected enterprise
Pillars to Support Transformation
The thought process on data isn’t about big data or machine learning, but rather utilizing data to make decisions in real time that will set up the business for success. The tech is still pivotal to gathering and analyzing the data, but the ability to make decisions as you need to should be the focus. Being adaptable to circumstances extends to decision-making and also how work gets done. The business should also be accessible from any location, as well as easily able to scale up or down as the business case requires.
The third pillar is becoming a digital enterprise. This in essence means that enterprises, particularly older ones with far more legacy systems, should take steps to move to a more digital and less analogue work environment. DeNisco says that with increased digital involvement, there needs to be a greater focus on cybersecurity:
Enterprise cybersecurity can no longer simply be preventative anymore, [Anthony Juliano, general partner and chief technology officer at Landmark Ventures] said. Instead, it needs to be detective, with a multi-layer, multi-facet protection lifecycle. “You also need to think in terms of the ROI of security—how do you measure it, and how do you implement something that means more than the sum of its parts? There’s a different set of asymmetrical warfare changes that need to happen,” Juliano said.
The final pillar for digital transformation is through the use of connected technologies, like the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearables. It is about integrating with customers on as many levels as possible. These technologies can be used to improve different processes and benefit your customer.
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