With the pressure mounting to keep the business afloat in a digital environment, CIOs should develop strategies that will empower them to avoid uneven tech stack in the digital transformation journey.
As enterprises embrace and accelerate their digital transformation journey, they continuously add new features, processes, and systems on top of their existing ones. While utilizing the latest technology available is a sensible move, the technology stack can grow in areas that may affect the business. The fastest function within a group of processes doesn’t help the infrastructure to work synchronously. Instead, the different speed of operations complicates how various parts tangle together, resulting in the development of red tape.
Even though the creation of red tape ensures that various departments can work together when their speed of activity varies, it can still hamper their movement in the long run. Hence, enterprises need to make sure they are aligning all the aspects of their business. This way, they will capitalize on technology as part of their success rather than enabling technology to flourish in areas while keeping others stagnant.
Here are a few ways for enterprises to avoid a digital transformation that results in an uneven technology stack as well as results in red tape:
Have clear vision
Even though upgrading one area of the technology stack is crucial, it is equally critical that other sites associated or integrated with it receive the same upgrade. If not, it will give rise to an unsustainable balance that will result in frustration for all the parties involved. Additionally, some teams may feel that they are not receiving the same technological assistance as their counterparts, leading to departmental issues. Therefore, CIOs should take feedback from the team leaders to understand whether they are getting the required technical assistance for their digital transformation journey. This will help CIOs to analyze if they are too focused on particular areas or not.
Implementing only after thoroughly understanding
Before taking any steps to implement or upgrade a particular aspect of the infrastructure, CIOs should first consider the result they are hoping to achieve. They should mentally run through all the steps and the stakeholders who will be impacted along the process and identify the best course of action to improve their workflows equally.
After thoroughly looking at the process from various angles and gathering criticism and advice from the players involved, CIOs should proceed with their plan. This will reduce the stress related to uneven tech adoption and create a more seamless workflow. Additionally, it will also put CIOs in a better position to expand their tech stack continually.
Understanding that transformation is a continuous process
Sometimes, even after putting in the best effort, it is impossible to develop technology across multiple departments simultaneously. While some departments may learn and adapt to technological development faster, others may take a little extra time. Instead of being constantly stressed about the process, CIOs should learn to embrace it in their transformation effort.
The way forward
While technology is essential for an enterprise’s overall development and growth, it should be equally implemented across all departments. The process of performing the process should be communicated well in advance across the board. Thus, by carefully planning, CIOs can successfully develop a tech stack that generates an operationally unified business.