“With increasing digitization, where every part of our society and economy has been fundamentally transformed because of digital technology, the opportunity is greater than ever before. Think about how every product, every service is going to have digital cogs associated with it. It’s no longer just building an information system that keeps track of your products and services — the product and the service, itself, is digital.”
– Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft
At the Microsoft Inspire conference, CEO Satya Nadella pointed to Digital Transformation as a $4.5 trillion market. He isn’t the only one focused on it. Digital Transformation is the buzzword of the summer. Everyone’s talking about it.
- Forbes, Aug 1, 2017 – Adaptability: The Key Leadership Trait In The Digital Transformation
- Harvard Business Review, Aug 2, 2017 – Leading Digital Transformation Is Like Urban Planning
- CIO, Aug 3, 2017 – Change management for digital transformation: What’s different?
- eMarketer, Aug 4, 2017 – Digital Transformation Projects Rank High in Importance to Marketing Leaders
And those are just a few examples from a four day period.
Digital transformation isn’t exactly a new concept. That the world has become increasingly digitized and reliant on technology is not a major revelation. Nor is it precisely new to discuss how digitization is important to a business staying relevant. However, a revolution is upon us. Customer expectations for digital services can no longer be ignored. And the possibilities are expanding in new and exciting ways.
Simply stated, digital transformation is an organization’s attempt to modernize for the future, to “make digital” every aspect of the business–from how the business engages customers to how employees do their work, to what products are offered, to how processes are implemented, automated, and optimized.
For many organizations, that’s a tall order incurring significant investment and cultural change.
Successful digital transformation requires vision, thoughtful planning, and collaboration across departments. It also famously requires consulting–help from experts with deep knowledge of technology to deliver solutions, build teams, and lead effective change management. The goal is to become more agile, innovative, efficient and focused. To become a digital organization, businesses need to create a culture willing to continuously adapt and evolve.
AIM Consulting has the depth of experience in technology, processes, and teams to help you embark on a digital transformation journey. We can help you with:
- Agile, CI/CD, and DevOps to improve application quality and development processes to get new and better products to market faster
- Data Governance, Architecture, Migration and Analytics Maturity to make your business information more accessible, reliable, streamlined and actionable
- Digital Strategy and User Experience Design to align the your brand with the experience your customers expect in person and across devices, including emerging technologies such as Voice, AR/VR, and IoT
- Infrastructure, Cloud Strategy and Enterprise Service Management to increase accessibility, reliability, transparency and efficiency of the technology and IT services that power your business at scale
- Delivery Leadership and Change Management to ensure smooth, measured delivery of technology that is adopted throughout the organization to achieve the intended results