THE 5 SPHERES OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
At its most basic definition, digital transformation (or DX) is the process of improving your business by leveraging the latest technologies and solutions.
The main drivers of digital transformation are skyrocketing data transmission speeds, increased storage capacities, and expansion of mobile functionality.
While one can argue that the components of digital transformation are numerous, we are highlighting five important spheres.
As network access moves beyond the office perimeter to meet the demands of a remote workforce, robust security measures are required to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of corporate and customer data. Today, cloud security is moving closer towards the Zero Trust model of verifying everything and everyone and trusting nobody or no thing.
Cloud brings a level of efficiency and economies of scale that local hardware and networks have difficulty matching.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is defined as a device not typically known as a computing device, which uses the internet to send and receive data. IoT has broad applications across the enterprise in almost every industry, and provides numerous benefits — including increased operational efficiencies, improved customer experiences, better business decisions, and keeping workers safe.
Analytics and AI
Big data and artificial intelligence are complex, and an integral part of any digital transformation. With access to more data, better business decisions are possible. And with the ability for data rich algorithms to make more human-like decisions, an organization can gain unprecedented amounts of automation and improved organizational efficiency.
Customers, employees, and third-parties are connecting to our networks from a wide variety of endpoints. Functionally, the lines between what a desktop or laptop can do and what mobile devices are capable of is blurred. Plus, as companies adopt a remote or hybrid workforce, facilitating mobile connectivity is crucial.
Digital transformation harnesses third platform technologies including cloud and data analytics, and acceleration technologies such as IoT and mobile apps to transform business operations. Digital transformation can help businesses increase agility for customer responsiveness, flexibility to accommodate new ways of working, and scalability to help your business do more.