By Umme Sutarwala - June 06, 2022 3 Mins Read
Digital Transformation (DX) is a broad term that encompasses virtually every aspect of business and technology. The word has expanded to refer to the implementation of social and mobile technologies, as well as the application of digital technologies, beginning with the move from analog to digital.
In the past few years, no single trend has had a more significant impact on the globe than digital transformation. People and businesses worldwide are investigating new methods to automate their daily lives in search of greater performance and efficiency, from remote work to emerging technology to the rapid development of e-commerce solutions.
A well-defined strategy and thorough preparation go a long way toward attaining DX objectives. Asking inquisitive questions and adhering to specific standards are part of the groundwork.
Define the situation: Inquire about the organization’s distinguishing characteristics
The first step is to resist the urge to examine what others do and where they are succeeding. Instead, IT leaders should concentrate on determining what determines the organization’s context.
A typical bank or insurance corporation with a 30-year history, for example, will face quite different advantages and problems than a fintech startup founded in the digital age. Even if the goal is transformational, it must be consistent with the organization’s environment. What appears to be transformational may wind up disrupting the organization more than the sector it seeks to disrupt.
Silos must be broken down
An IT team will create or acquire technologies in an organization that has not yet undergone digital transformation, and business teams will decide how and if to employ such tools. The barrier between such teams must be broken down as part of digital transformation. Leaders in IT and business development must collaborate to identify the organization’s objectives and design automated solutions that are tailored to fulfill those objectives.
Silos can also be broken down to allow new degrees of innovation and creativity. For example, a business executive may not have realized that a particular technological solution was even available, or an IT leader may have misinterpreted the purpose of a specific tool or platform. Only by learning from one another and working together toward a single objective can business and IT teams attain their full potential.
Examine the fabric of the “to-be” organization and its technical architecture: Make a route map to get there
It’s one thing to identify comprehensive goals; it’s another to change into an organization capable of achieving them. Due to the baggage and stagnation of their years of existence, businesses sometimes become trapped in their transformation endeavors.
Technical debt and legacy technologies, for example, are significant and challenging to overcome. However, a well-defined roadmap of how the future company will appear and function – both structurally and technologically will ensure that such projects succeed. It elucidates the gaps and aids in the creation of a clear transformation plan.
This plan must include information on how the company’s structure, operations, processes, systems, roles, people, and technology might evolve. Simultaneously, IT directors should discover their historical secret sauce and exploit it as an essential strength in the blueprint.
Umme Sutarwala is a Global News Correspondent with OnDot Media. She is a media graduate with 2+ years of experience in content creation and management. Previously, she has worked with MNCs in the E-commerce and Finance domain
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