Digital businesses are often not prepared for digital transformation. Instead of a flexible framework of networked teams that work on transforming key business processes, they’re organized within silos around traditional functions. While adoption of new technologies has been the focus of many digital transformation efforts, this has been like forcing a square peg into a round hole without first doing some organizational redesign. Dimension Data’s Technology Trends 2019 report explores seven key areas of focus for companies, with digital business playing a critical role.
Ready-Made Platforms Are Accelerating Digital Transformation
Accelerated digitalization is not achieved by those who exploit ready-made platforms that get them to their goals a lot faster but by those who don’t try to build everything bespoke. Owing to the unpredictability of the digital world, platform adoption is getting more popular in the infrastructure space. Buying into a pre-built platform that can adapt quickly is fast becoming a preferred choice rather than building and owning your own. Apart from increasing agility and speed of execution, consuming information technology as a managed service also reduces compliance and security risks, allowing organizations to pay for services as they use them. As per research, 60 percent of organizations are engaging in digital transformation through outsourcing and partnering.
Digital Leaders Are Looking at Data Through a New Lens
As more and more digital transformation engagements with clients are starting with major data engineering experiments, old ways of looking at data are phasing out. A lot of data in organizations isn’t structured appropriately for analysis. They required data isn’t available and the unrequired data lies in the repository. There is a need to add new kinds of data from external sources to shed new light on the businesses, and organizations need to focus on different metrics.