Why Digital Transformation is the key to future business success?
Digital Transformation is crucial to your business competitiveness and success in the ever technological changing world. Keeping up with IT trends and investing in relevant new technology is critical to making your business more competitive and successful. Digital is currently focused on three mega-trends, namely Cloud, Mobility, and IoT (Internet of Things).
These approaches pose a challenge to traditional, Blue Chip companies against the new Digital Natives – companies like Uber or Airbnb- that were born in the cloud. “You need to think about how about how you can make your own products available to anybody on any device if you want to stay competitive.
Migrating towards Cloud and Mobility has its own set of challenges, however, including mediocre support from top management, high costs, and shortage of IT skills.
According to a study commissioned by Citrix and conducted by BMI-TechKnowledge (BMI-T), only 31% of business respondents specified that their organisation had been driving digital transformation at the highest level. Business leaders are therefore failing to acknowledge the need to proactively invest in the future today.
One of the reasons for this is that IT guys, of which 83 identified a direct link between digital transformation and the achievement of strategic business objectives, struggle to adequately transform “geek-speak” into the language of business .
Furthermore, many CEOs battle to understand what technology trends have occurred and, with 75% of respondents seeing no need for a Chief Digital Officer, clearly most businesses don’t understand the enormity of the task of Cloud migration.
Additionally, 56% of all respondents identified skills shortages as the top challenge to achieving technological innovation. Access to people with the right skill sets to manage the new age of data-driven systems is important, yet tough, in the current market.
To address the cost of Digital Transformation, Mcaravey recommends a software first approach, as it is dynamic and can be easily adapt to changing trends.
“You need a strategy of where you want to go, the cost involved, and the technology that is available to you. But it’s difficult to make a 5-year bet, and investing in software gives you the flexibility to adapt as needed.”
To help businesses transition to the Cloud in a cost-effect way, you should start by centralizing a company’s applications as a starting point and giving workers access to their mobile workspace on any device.
You’ve already invested a lot of money in your current technology and you don’t have the resources to rewrite it all. Musato Technologies can assist you with your organisation digital transformation. Contact us today to speak to one of our experts.
Extract from Citrix .