Digital transformation is a process an organization undergoes to remain competitive in the digital age. It involves adopting digital technologies to improve how a company operates, such as how it produces goods, delivers services, processes information, or interacts with customers. It also encompasses adapting or supplementing internal human resources and skill sets to align with these technological changes.
Any single technology, department, or business category does not characterize digital transformation. Instead, organizational leaders must continuously determine which digital technologies they will adopt, which they will phase out, and how they will execute technology-related changes as all varieties of digital technologies grow more sophisticated while also adapting as customer and employee needs evolve.
By nature, digital transformation as a process is ongoing due to the evolutionary nature of technology. Even so, organizational leaders will align individual digital transformation initiatives with key business goals, including enhancing customer experiences, reducing risk, optimizing operations, or improving internal decision-making in unique ways. Organizational leaders typically expect measurable ROI from these efforts, such as cost savings, increased revenue, improved efficiency, or higher customer satisfaction.
There is no single digital transformation model that companies can follow. Instead, organizations must understand the digital technologies most relevant to their unique business goals and needs and their more comprehensive digital strategies and capabilities. However, some standard technology categories often arise in discussions of digital transformation, including:
Organizational leaders often adopt an overarching strategic approach to digital transformation, helping them remain competitive across these categories. In these cases, business leaders collaborate with information technology leaders to develop digital strategies that align digital transformation initiatives with specific business goals.
As suggested, there are as many potential benefits to digital transformation initiatives as technology categories that fall under the purview of digital transformation. Even so, most initiatives are aligned with defined strategic objectives, many of which are similar across organizations. For example:
Overall, there are no definitive limits to how digital transformation can help businesses achieve a wide range of strategic objectives, many of which we have yet to conceive.
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