What is Digital Transformation?
Digital transformation is wide spoken term these days amongst the corporates and business organizations which are or not influenced or driven by technologies in their daily workability were these businesses found it is an essential transformation to be made despite knowing its importance. But it is highly important for any tech or non-technical firm to know the basics of digital transformation before adapting it.
So let’s get started, digital transformation is defined as the term were a company can upgrade their services and solutions to different web or technology platforms according to the recent advents and serve better to their clients. Say a group of financial consultants can launch their own website and provide the service to maximum number of clients, similarly a manufacturing unit can adapt to industry 4.0 like predictive analytics or preventive maintenance to enhance their productivity rate.
How much the digital transformation is important?
Few Criticisms as well
Top management officials and other global leaders from different industrial domains are expressing their viewpoints strongly over digital transformation, where they feel the entire tech world who holds the responsibility of bringing in this transformation is actually working bit lazy when compared with the actual predictions.
According to the thoughts of Gideon Kay, the European CIO of advertisements for Dentsu Aegis “ There is no certain thing called digital transformation specifically, and it is a concept put by the tech world to push forward the entire businesses towards new technologies”. And moreover he believes that except coding and programming most of the tech experts are not involved in digital transformation in their day to day activities which makes them lag behind and gives the feel of the slowness in digital transformation globally.
Why digital transformation matters a lot?
The rise of start-up era gave a great confidence in the beginning but it again faded out sooner due to the impractical business approach and completely lack of planning in strategically deployment. Only one amongst the ten start-ups are considered to be a mild threat for MNCs and huge organizations, and this leaves a great empty space again to carry forward the emerge of any new technology collectively together.
So again the tycoons and big names need to take active participation here in bringing the emerging new technology real into the business space, the core reason behind the failure of start-ups in implementing new technologies is their lack of any kind of infrastructural support, which the MNCs can easily provide.
We can abruptly witness the practice of great companies like Facebook trying to adapt blockchain technology to not let their concept of social media go extinct, similarly we could see Amazon becoming a proper tech enabled conglomerate in providing web services and not to mention Ericson, Bosch, and Microsoft are competing in providing connected cars based services.
So to answer the question for why digital transformation matters? It is basic necessity even for the big companies to attain progressive growth in terms of adapting new technologies and expanding their business base into different streams. And that’s made an online product seller like Amazon to opt for web services and web solutions, similarly the operating system provider to opt out for connected car solutions using IoT.
How does digital transformation look like?
First of all, there is no such transformational figure and it is all based out on the firm which acquiring the process of digital transformation which essentially rely on its need. Let me clarify this with an example, where a patent consulting or patent providing firm will get more beneficiary with a website for their business and even attracts foreign clients provide they deliver the quality service.
On the other hand, a tech firm which handles with tons and tons of data might require the transformation of cloud to carry out an enhanced operability, so here both these transformation are a part of digitization based changes but the later one might look huge due to its recent advent in business space. However both these transformations are vital with respect to the adapter.