What Do I need to Consider for a Digital Transformation Project?

How Can I Jump Start My Digital Transformation (Dx) Project?

Digital Transformation (Dx) may seem daunting, but with the right planning and execution, a Dx project will reap many benefits for your business.

Digital transformation involves adoption and implementation of digital technology to create new or modify existing products, services and operations by translating business processes into a digital format. The goal is to increase value through innovation, invention, improved customer experience and efficiency.

 

Finances Online recently surveyed businesses and reported the following benefits of Dx projects:

  • Operational Efficiency
  • Addressing Changing Customer Expectations
  • Improving New Product Quality
  • Reducing Product Development Costs
  • Providing New Revenue Streams
  • Reducing the Cost of Quality Issues

‘When you undertake a Digital Transformation (Dx) project you will want an experienced partner to guide you through the process.’

The complexities of planning and executing a Digital Transformation project often prevent businesses from initiating Dx. But, with the right IT consulting expertise and skills, you can succeed.

  • Review Your Existing Technology and Infrastructure
  • Assess Existing Workflow and Business Processes
  • Engage Managers, Business Users, Customers, Suppliers and Stakeholders to Assess the Need for Change
  • Plan for and Execute Business Process and Technology Changes to Improve Productivity, Reduce Costs and Decrease Time-to-Market

When you review the services and products offered by prospective IT consulting partners, be sure to look for a partner that can provide:

  • Dependable, innovative technology
  • Continuous learning, collaborative environment
  • Customer references and testimonials to illustrate partnership programs, and technology experience and skills
  • Quality certification, methodologies, e.g., ISO 9001:2015 certification, etc.
  • Security, government compliance and standards compliance capabilities
  • Digital Transformation (Dx) and Software, Application, Product and Mobile App Skills
  • Analytical Products and Services

‘Digital transformation involves adoption and implementation of digital technology to create new or modify existing products, services and operations by translating business processes into a digital format.’

When you undertake a Digital Transformation (Dx) project you will want an experienced partner to guide you through the process. There are many factors to consider and your Dx project will take a lot of planning. Engage an IT consulting partner with the right skills and achieve your Digital Transformation goals.

 

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Businesses Report Improved Results from Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation Improves Results…As Reported By Businesses!

According to a survey of businesses regarding Digital Transformation (Dx), 40% of respondents reported improved operational efficiency, 35% reported that it was easier to meet changing customer expectations, 26% said Dx improved product quality, and 24% said Dx reduced product development costs.

Digital transformation involves the strategic adoption and implementation of digital technology by a business in order to create new or adapt products, services and/or operations, with the goal of increasing value, innovation, competitive stature, customer satisfaction, and operational efficiency.

‘By creating a technology and skills ecosystem to support change, the business can be more agile and scalable and focus on its clients and competition rather than on the bureaucracy of information and data management.’

If your business is considering a Digital Transformation (Dx) initiative, it is important to understand the real benefits of Digital Transformation as reported by businesses that have embraced the Dx approach to business growth and management.

Adapting to Change

There is one consistent factor reported among the businesses surveyed, and that factor is change. Change is happening faster and in more complex ways than ever before. Businesses recognize that change provides opportunity, but they also know that they must be ready to respond to change if they are to capitalize on these opportunities. By accelerating the Dx process, implementing new and/or streamlined technology and embracing data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and cloud data management, businesses can work at a faster pace with more accurate, up-to-date information and provide team members with the tools they need to stay on target, on schedule and on budget.

Operations Management

Businesses engaged in Digital Transformation (Dx) are using this process to review, modify and improve business processes, approval processes, project lifecycles, and other day-to-day team and individual tasks. Using technology, these businesses are innovating for agility to encourage creativity and engender a competitive advantage with sustainable, solid operations processes, including supply chain, production, purchasing, market research and analytics, etc.

Continuous Improvement Strategy

Whether the team member is a CEO, a CIO, a middle manager or a team member, the use of Digital Transformation (Dx) to leverage technology and analytics for continuous improvement is an important approach. Businesses can reduce operating expenses and introduce new ways to work, using technology and A.I. By embracing Dx change and moving the organization forward, the business builds a foundation for future change and to support agile adaptation and resource management. While many businesses see technology investment as ‘nice to have’ but expensive, the cost to the organization of falling behind is much steeper. By creating a technology and skills ecosystem to support change, the business can be more agile and scalable and focus on its clients and competition rather than on the bureaucracy of information and data management. Building and supporting data democratization and a workforce with solid technical tools and skills, the business can ensure that the culture and the technology infrastructure are aligned and can work seamlessly. It can support remote work strategies, expand locations, engage partners and work and collaborate across time zones, etc.

‘If your business is considering a Digital Transformation (Dx) initiative, it is important to understand real benefits of Digital Transformation as reported by businesses that have embraced the Dx approach to business growth and management.’

Let us help you develop and execute your Dx strategy. Take a look at our White Paper for more details on the factors to consider in planning and deploying a Digital Transformation (Dx) initiative: Preparing Your Business For Digital Transformation And Data Literacy. Be sure that your Digital Transformation (Dx) Strategy Encompasses Other Aspects Of Your Business Environment like enterprise culture, etc. Let us help you get started with a Digital Transformation (Dx) initiative.

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Digital Transformation for Your Enterprise!

Engage Expert Digital Transformation Services to Ensure Success!

If you keep up with business and technology publications, you have probably heard the phrase ‘Digital Transformation’. So, what exactly IS Digital Transformation? It is the process of incorporating digital technology into workflow, activities and business tasks, creating new ways of working or modifying current processes and culture to create a more effective, streamlined and fact-based environment where business users, team members, managers and all employees can thrive and where customer focus can be clarified with clear, accessible information and direction.

How Can My Business Succeed in Digital Transformation?

Support for Digital Transformation Requires Full Service IT Consulting!

Digital Transformation is all the rage but support for digital transformation may be in short supply. When a business begins to look at this type of initiative, they may not understand the depth and breadth of the required changes. The business will have to look at existing technology and determine the need for upgrades and changes. Organizations will also have to look at data literacy of business users and try to find ways to streamline, automate and apply technology to workflow and processes and tasks. If the business is to succeed in the digital transformation arena, it must take a step-by-step approach to build the technology and the foundation and to change the business culture to support data-driven decisions and collaboration.

Be Sure You Support Your Citizen Data Scientists!

Getting Started on the Citizen Data Scientist Path!

If you follow technology publications and predictions, you know that Citizen Data Scientists are the big news for business. By transforming business users into Citizen Data Scientists, the business can leverage the professional skills and knowledge of an individual team member and combine that knowledge with data analytics to get the best answers, forecast and predict, solve problems and identify business opportunities.

DWH and Augmented Analytics Simplifies Info Management!

Is the Idea of Data Warehouse and Data Analytics Overwhelming You?

If your business is struggling to manage big data and data from disparate sources, your team should focus on several key areas. First, you will want to review your datawarehouse (DWH) capabilities. If those capabilities are not cutting-edge, you should consider a review and re-engineering of this area of your infrastructure to be sure your growing data needs can be satisfied so that your team is not overwhelmed or swamped with information.

How Do I Ensure Citizen Data Scientist Success?

Identify Citizen Data Scientists and Provide the Support They Need to Succeed

When your business decides to begin a Citizen Data Scientist initiative, it faces numerous challenges but the resulting benefits the enterprise will reap from this program are undeniable. With the right preparation, every business can successfully enable this type of initiative and provide augmented analytics to improve collaboration, data literacy and digital transformation in the organization.

A Citizen Data Scientist Project Requires Culture Change!

When a business chooses to follow the guidance of Gartner and embrace the Citizen Data Scientist initiative to transform business users and provide analytical tools for all team members, it must approach the initiative with appropriate planning.

What is Auto Insight? It Is Analytics Made Easy!

Auto Insight Can Help Business Users Analyze Data at the Touch of a Button!

When you are trying to implement a data democratization initiative and give your business users access to analytics, you can run into roadblocks with analytical tools and solutions that are too difficult for the average skills of a business user. It is impossible to achieve your goals and ensure that every user is comfortable with data analytics and fact-based decision-making if you don’t give your users a tool that they can use as easily as they use Google or other familiar search mechanisms.

Don’t Overlook Training for Citizen Data Scientists!

What is a Citizen Data Scientist and How Do I Train and Transition My Team?

Citizen Data Scientists…the predicted future of the organization! Gartner and other technology research firms have predicted the rise of Citizen Data Scientists as a way to complement and optimize data scientists and to democratize data and improve data literacy across the enterprise.