Digital Transformation

What is digital transformation? 

The simple process of including more digital technology within a company to improve current services and streamline manual tasks. Below we highlight the key areas around digital transformation.

Data accessibility

Data accessibility is one of most crucial areas of Digital Transformation. Why? Fast data interpretation is a key objective when it comes to improve processes within a business. If you can handle data more efficiently, you can spend your valuable time analysing the information and putting in place strategies to capitalise on this information.

At a time where the fast is better, digitalising certain processes can ensure that you don’t forgo any accuracy when delivering the end product.

Uses digital innovation to empower human capabilities

Humans are thinking machines. We have the ability to develop think of new ideas, envision plans of actions and curate innovations through thought, something technology can’t. So why waste that talent on a manual task?

With more data driven processes required, we are seeing an increase in A.I taking over these jobs. It means that whilst the tasks are completed quicker, your human workforce can focus their time on more crucial aspects of their job such as analytics or idea generation.  For example, scrubbing data for an outlier may take a human several minutes, if not hours to decode, whereas we are seeing the rise of software being able to complete these tasks in a matter of moments. This means large amounts of data can be processed in a shorter amount of time, which is essential in the Finance and Insurance markets where new data is being imported daily.

Business strategy

Digitalising your company can help maintain or propel your business.

By including digital changes into your strategy and operations, integrating them as a matter of course, will ensure that the updates are rolled out and tested by everyone involved. This results in a uniformed workforce proficient in using the new tools to assist them in their job.

Another reason for digitalising your company as part of your business strategy is that when inevitably, newer tools become available, you will already have the foundations for digital operations in place, meaning you won’t be behind your competitors when it comes to rolling out new technology to assist your objectives.

Will digital transformation encompass everyone?

With an increasing young workforce, digital transformation can be seen as forcing out those who refuse to progress with the times. However, this shouldn’t be the case. Digital transformation should be seen as the process of incorporating better practises, to improve upon existing processes.

Forgot, if it’s not broken don’t fix it and think more, improve it before it needs fixing.

There is also a certain element in which your workforce may feel undervalued or worried about their job security. In these cases, it is best to highlight that digital transformation is an addition rather than a replacement, for both human and digital work can result in a greater turnover of tasks.

Does digital transformation have its limits?

While moving your processes across to digital is seen as a form of safeguarding from unpredictable incidents, such as the destruction of paper files, there are certain limits to this. These limits, however, can be solved easily. The main concern with digital transformation is security. In a society where more malware and phishing scams occur, ensuring your digital data is protected is essential. Therefore, it is always worth investing in additional security protocols, to protect your company from any breaches of data.

In the long-term, digital transformation shouldn’t be feared but encouraged as a proven way to speed up tasks and assist in more accurate disclosure of information. It is a tool that can help companies thrive.