Digital transformation is a wide-ranging initiative that has dominated boardroom discussions for over a decade. First attributed to Cap Gemini in 2011, it describes the function of improving process, data and organisational efficiency through digitalization. It’s important to realize that digital transformation is not a one-off project.
Take the first step…
As technology evolves, it introduces new ways to deliver greater agility, efficiency and security to a wealth of business processes. As enterprise infrastructure becomes increasingly borderless and hybrid working becomes the new normal, computing resources are being pushed to the network edge, empowering a work from anywhere environment. This decentralisation of workflows is further accelerating the move away from manual processes to process automation and digitalization. AdEPT can take you on this journey.
Benefits of digital transformation
Digital transformation is much more than simply converting paper to data. Certainly, the elimination of paper records and repetitive, manual tasks is a common starting point, but digital transformation can also mean upgrading an existing technology. Digital transformation is more about the desired business outcomes than the technology itself, so what are people hoping to achieve through their digital transformation initiatives?
- Operational efficiency – speed up or eliminate manual tasks
- Risk management – introduce consistent, repeatable, auditable processes
- Cost savings – identify areas of inefficiency and reduce resource allocation
- Customer experience – improve quality and consistency of service
- Data transparency – access critical business intelligence to support decision-making
- Sustainability – help businesses to achieve their environmental objectives
Your digital transformation journey
Embracing digital transformation in the workplace is as much about cultural change as it is technological innovation. The most successful projects and initiatives don’t simply pass the business case test, they are embraced by stakeholders throughout the organisation.
It’s important to have a plan, but it’s just as important to realise that digital transformation initiatives often evolve organically, with new opportunities for innovation emerging over time. Whether it’s a long-term strategy or a short-term opportunity, don’t lose sight of the objective – remember why you’re doing it, not just what you’re doing. In fact, this is often the best way to build your digital transformation roadmap, start with what you’re trying to achieve and work your way back from there.
What to consider
When it comes to executing on your digital transformation strategy, technology is going to play a critical role. Keep the end goal in mind when considering:
- Process Automation
- Solutions Design
- Systems Integration
- Data Management
- User Adoption
How can we help?
AdEPT empower organisations by uniting their technology, networking and data, providing seamless communication and the confidence to innovate. All underpinned by the latest security. And all with minimal fuss. We are perfectly placed to deliver a service you can trust. You can read more about some of our recent work in this area, by reading our case studies.
As technology evolves, it introduces new ways to deliver greater agility, efficiency and security to a wealth of business processes. As enterprise infrastructure becomes increasingly borderless and hybrid working becomes the new normal, computing resources are being pushed to the network edge, empowering a work from anywhere environment.
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