Digital Transformation is the use of advances in technology to solve problems.
This is a crucial matter – so much so that many organizations believe an effective digital transformation is the difference between staying in business and perishing.
Many experts in this area believe effective digital transformations come down to amassing talent in four inter-related domains:
- Organizational change capability
Of course, technology is the key area of a digital transformation that should be addressed because the potential from understanding and applying emerging technologies is substantial. This includes the proper use of such things as blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), big data and data lakes.
As organizations are finally understanding, while many of these new technologies are becoming easier to use, it’s a whole different matter when it comes to understanding how any specific technology contributes to transformational opportunity as well as adapting that technology to the specific needs of a business and integrating it.
Having the right talent here is crucial due to embedded legacy technologies that might already be in place and difficult to change. For an effective digital transformation to occur, only extremely talented teams that have technological acumen and people skills to work alongside with an organization can resolve these issues.
Organizations also need to be prepared to re-evaluate their IT departments and how they fit into the big picture of digital transformations. For some time now, many IT functions have simply been about treading water. However, it’s generally believed that meaningful digital transformations need to incorporate mainstream IT departments as well.
What it comes down to is the importance of technologists demonstrating and providing business value with every technological innovation. An organization’s leaders are being called on like never before to make technological choices to advance the type of innovations that will keep their companies in the game.
Tonex can help.
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