To the modern-day business, it can feel as if the IT industry introduces an all-new technical agenda every month. As business IT consultants, we sympathise: not least in the whirlwind that was the last two years, and its revision of the modern workplace.
As such, you’d be forgiven for shuddering at 2022’s most recurring technical phrase: ‘Digital Transformation’. As if businesses hadn’t adapted enough recently, could all this talk of technical renovations be any more ill-judged?
Not necessarily. If anything, you’re more equipped now than ever to tackle your digital transformation challenges. Here’s why:
1. You’re Already Laid the Groundwork
Having introduced your data to the Cloud, liberated your users for remote working and moved so many of your solutions off premises, there’s little you haven’t done already to accommodate your Digital Transformation. Thanks (or perhaps, no thanks!) to the events of the last two years, you’ve likely conducted a full technical inventory in the past 12 months, too.
Incorporating these revolutionary new technologies was your first step towards a major Digital Transformation; and while those changes were born of necessity, your next few will be based entirely on your wider business goals.
2. Practically Nothing is off the Table
For many businesses, the Cloud is a simple and streamlined way to manage company data. But with so much of your data now residing in that Cloud, there’s no better time to explore the incredible depth of its available services.
Take Cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure, or Amazon Web Services. These revolutionary new services can virtualise physical solutions such as networks, servers and even desktop devices, delivering them entirely over the Cloud. By being virtual, they’re also entirely flexible, meaning you pay only for the services you use, scale them instantly to the scope of your business and aren’t ever left to tackle the challenges of surplus technologies.
3. You’ve Nurtured User Appetites
It can be difficult to implement change, but it can be even harder to endear your workers to it. Thankfully, this past year has seen one of the modern workplace’s biggest overhauls welcomed by thousands of users worldwide. Remote working has proven consistently popular among its users and is likely to become a modern workplace standard.
Admittedly, a Digital Transformation strategy is about so much more than just implementing remote working. But seeing billions of users adapt to off-prem solutions, Cloud-enabled technologies and all-new approaches to work is encouraging. If your Digital Transformation seeks to embrace Cloud technologies, streamline solutions and introduce all-new ways of working, it appears the modern worker will be more than receptive.
4. You Don’t Have to Start Big
You likely foresee your Digital Transformation on an industry-wide scale; but that doesn’t mean it has to be done in one fell swoop. As we mentioned earlier, your Cloud services and storage are entirely flexible, and it’s often advisable to make changes or migrations in small, iterative steps.
But most importantly of all; don’t overlook your opportunities for quick-wins. It’s easy, in the grand scale of your digital transformation, to overlook smaller improvements, but these are some of your most crucial successes. Multiple, smaller victories allow you to test the waters of your transformation, demonstrate progress to your users and shareholders, and perform fact-finding on larger-scale equivalents. They’re perhaps your most vital ingredient to evolution.
Ready to Start?
Almost every major project starts with a strategy, but with so many Cloud options to choose from, it can be hard to find the perfect one for you.
At Intergence, we provide collaborative consultative services for businesses, providing solutions based not only on your technology, but your bigger business aspirations. If you’re ready to talk transformation, we’re ready to make it happen.