Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Three Stumbling blocks in the Digital Transformation Journey and How to Get Around Them

By Prangya Pandab - March 10, 2022 3 Mins Read

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The COVID-19 pandemic not only shone a light on digital transformation but also made it a need for businesses seeking to succeed in a new technology-driven environment.

In the quest to boost efficiency and revenues, modern organizations have left no stone unturned. Subsequently, encountering and overcoming digital transformation issues is not only a choice but a requirement for modern CEOs and CXOs.

Digital transformation is the IT town’s watchword, but do companies comprehend how to implement it and the consequential changes it brings to overall experiences?

Businesses, regardless of their size, should turn themselves into digital firms as technology advances. It’s no longer about corporations “deciding” to transform; instead, it’s about “how” to move forward with the transformation.

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Let’s look at the following digital transformation obstacles that businesses encounter and how to overcome them.

Organization-wide collaboration

Communication occurs across an organization via many channels, with various people, and at various times. While having access to company-wide communication data is crucial, utilizing these large data sets can help companies innovate their digital operations. To achieve this, firms should enforce systems that allow them to track, sort, and input data into artificial intelligence tools, early in the digital transformation journey.

Enterprises will be able increase revenues, leveraging data and converting it into insights that will help them improve their digital transformation activities and alter strategies as needed. Understanding and utilizing these communication interactions is essential for a compelling digital transformation journey.

Employee disengagement and a lack of training

The learning curve for new technologies and processes will always be steep. It’s critical for businesses to have the correct expertise in place and to be able to use the right tools to their advantage. The project may face difficulties if employees do not accept the new changes or do not receive adequate training on the new technology.

According to Kaspersky’s report, “How COVID-19 changed the way people work”, during the pandemic when companies were hastening to go online, about three-quarters (73%) of the workers reported receiving no cybersecurity training, even after being forced to work remotely full time. One of the main obstacles that threaten digital transformation, according to Gartner, is a shortage of skills.

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Legacy IT systems

In some cases, legacy system integration might be a significant impediment to digital transformation. Since most legacy IT systems are built on older infrastructure, advanced technology tools cannot work on them. The infrastructure’s scalability is a game-changer in DX initiatives.

This occurs as a result of firms using outdated processes and siloed applications that are not connected through a single platform. Otherwise, the current legacy system may not be implemented with the appropriate methods to interact with modern technologies.

The first and most crucial step in overcoming this obstacle is to invest in scalable IT infrastructure. This will not only guide existing integrations but will also aid future technological improvements.

As a result, before launching innovative digital products or solutions into the business, be sure the business architecture can withstand shifting demands.


Prangya Pandab

Prangya Pandab is an Associate Editor with OnDot Media. She is a seasoned journalist with almost seven years of experience in the business news sector. Before joining ODM, she was a journalist with CNBC-TV18 for four years. She also had a brief stint with an infrastructure finance company working for their communications and branding vertical.

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