The Importance of Cybersecurity in Digital Transformation

The Importance of Cybersecurity in Digital Transformation

As of December 31, 2017, there were 4,156,932,140 internet users around the world. That is approximately 54.4% of the world population (7,634,758,428) at the time.

Basically, every person who can afford to have an internet connection and electronic devices, do almost everything online. It is no surprise, therefore, that organizations around the world need to go through digital transformation.

Digital transformation takes place when digital technology is integrated into products, processes, and assets of a business for the purpose of optimizing operational efficiency, improving customer experience, expanding into new markets, and managing risk.

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Here are your 5 Strong Steps towards Digital Transformation

Here are your 5 Strong Steps towards Digital Transformation

Strategy, organizational structure, management vision, human resources, and many such factors form the building blocks of an enterprise. If an organization plans to introduce any new strategy or technology, it needs to take a multi-channel perspective and ensure that it is meticulously implemented with everyone’s acceptance. Implementing Digital Transformation services is a decision and a business strategy that can impact every factor within an enterprise. Hence, it is important that you watch out every step on the way. So, how vigilant you must get while starting off with Digital Transformation initiatives?

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How to bake digital transformation into company culture

How to bake digital transformation into company culture

TechRepublic’s Dan Patterson talked with Deloitte Consulting CTO Bill Briggs about weaving digital transformation into the fabric of a company.

Watch the video, or read the transcript of their conversation below:

Patterson: There’s a lot to unpack when it comes to digital transformation. I wonder if we could start with definitions. When you speak with other companies and you look at their progress, how do not just you as Deloitte define digital transformation, but how do you see other companies, other enterprise companies define digital transformation?

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Digital transformation key as Microsoft outlines channel growth opportunities

Digital transformation key as Microsoft outlines channel growth opportunities

Major growth opportunities exist for partners in the era of digital transformation as Microsoft lays out plans to help the channel succeed.

The move comes as IDC predicts that by the end of 2019, digital transformation spending will reach US$1.7 trillion worldwide, a 42 per cent increase from 2017.

“We see how the e-commerce experience, for example, is reshaping the expectations customers have in shops driving a massive digital transformation opportunity for our partners,” observed Valerie Beaulieu general manager and chief partner officer APAC, Microsoft.

The move comes as IDC predicts that by the end of 2019, digital transformation spending will reach US$1.7 trillion worldwide, a 42 per cent increase from 2017.

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What’s next for businesses attempting digital transformation?

What's next for businesses attempting digital transformation?

Digital transformation is the objective of most business leaders, yet achieving this has proved challenging. Many businesses are now focusing on step-wise changes. A review from Canon selects the top three.

Digital transformation has been slow for businesses, as the Digital Journal article “Only 1 in 10 enterprises are ‘digitally transformed‘” reveals. Here very few organizations or industrial sectors feature high on a digital business maturity scale. This has led many businesses to undertaking the ‘go digital’ task incrementally. This is so that enterprises can better understand the impact of a technology shift both outside and inside the organization. In terms of the step-by-step approach, Rob Ferris, who is the director of Document Solutions at Canon U.K., has provided three areas that businesses should focus on to Information Age. Canon is a Japanese multinational corporation specializing in the manufacture of imaging and optical products. The three areas are: Blockchain Ferris considers that blockchain will push digital transformation to new levels. The association of blockchain as a conduit for cryptocurrency has expanded to blockchain place blockchain as an essential mechanism for transparent and secure business transactions. Current examples include the use of blokchcain for smart contracts, digital payment systems and improvements in cloud storage. Sector specific examples include insurance, where the need for central records can be avoided since each transaction is recorded; and with healthcare, with digital patient records. New ways of working Ferris notes that businesses need to reform internally since digital transformation reaches into the “very heart of the business”, and this necessitates new ways of working. In particular, digital transformation will disrupt information technology roles, at all levels. There is also a need for a culture shift. A Gartner survey of business leaders found that 56 percent of CEOs state when their employees take a digital-first attitude this is coincidental with digital transformation success and increased profits. Data as a strategic pillar Success or failure of digital transformation will be a differential based on those organizations that have a better handle on data and understand why quality data matters, and others. Capturing quantifiable, data-driven information can assist with identifying new market opportunities; optimizing supply chains and distribution channels; and developing multi-channel experiences for customers.

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Today’s channel rundown – 4 May 2018

Today's channel rundown - 4 May 2018

Welcome to today’s channel rundown, containing vital news and analysis on the channel’s comings and goings.

Artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics top the wish lists of enterprises investing in digital transformation technologies, according to a customer survey conducted by MetTel and announced this week.

Sixty-four percent of respondents say they are most interested in AI, followed by 55 percent looking at networking and hyper-connectivity solutions such as SD-WAN.

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How Customer Service Can Get Onboard with Digital Transformation

How Customer Service Can Get Onboard with Digital Transformation

We live in the age of the always-on consumer. A wealth of information, resources, and services are now available with just a few taps on a keyboard or touchscreen. So customers – whether they’re shopping for business or pleasure – have become more demanding.

That means businesses need to deliver better solutions and services, and do that faster. That’s no easy feat. The good news is that businesses can put software and connected technology to work for them as well.

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Gartner: CEOs are talking digital

Gartner: CEOs are talking digital

Digital transformation is one of the key priorities for customers with the channel poised to take advantage of their desire to introduce more efficiency into their operations.

The latest survey of CEO priorities from analyst house Gartner has seen a rise in interest in digital and the chance to use IT to make internal changes that will reap rewards.

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Machine data fuel for digital transformation – Splunk

Machine data fuel for digital transformation - Splunk

Channel partners play a critical role in their customers’ digital transformation efforts – particularly making “inherently hard-to-understand, buzzword topics tangible for end-customers”.

That’s according to Splunk’s VP of product marketing, Jon Rooney, who said “machine data is fuel for this digital transformation and fuel for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) powered solutions”.

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Digital transformation in the real word

Digital transformation in the real word

Forward-thinking organisations are realising that they require greater operationally agility to successfully meet ever-rising customer expectations. With customers also demanding easier businesses engagement – and across a wider spectrum of channels, this is forcing businesses themselves to enact internal change more quickly. These factors are putting increasing pressure on IT and business leaders to respond by undertaking ‘digital transformation projects.’

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