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Preparation for Digital Transformation – A Complete Roadmap

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The world is evolving at a fast rate. Businesses that continue to cling to conventional models and cultures today are at huge risk of being left behind. Digital transformation involves the change of the structure of your business to incorporate digital solutions for improved performance.

Digital transformation is much more than introducing new software, analytical tools, web applications or mobile applications. It is about modifying your teammates’ behaviors and practices to create a tech-savvy team, capable of handling modern problems. As of 2020, 25% of surveyed organizations worldwide reported large-scale adoption of emerging cloud technology, with 29% using distributed cloud solutions on a small scale.

Going digital is not only sustainable but also ensures long-term success and improved productivity. However, digital transformation is a complex procedure, and you need to prepare your company beforehand in order to make your journey seamless. 

Preparing for digital transformation is a multi-step process that requires adapting to change continuously. But before you jump onto implementing the transformation roadmap, we recommend you create a digital strategy. Let’s dive deep into it first. 

Building Your Digital Strategy

Understand What Drives Transformation

The root of a digital strategy is a clear understanding of your business objectives and priorities. Sufficient knowledge of your visionary customers, e.g. your B2B clients, is also needed. Make sure you have a clear picture of the digital ecosystem of your company in mind.

Evaluate the strategies of your visionary customers and learn what changes are seen in the current transformation scenario. Gain appropriate insight into the software and technology being integrated into business models along with their benefits, shortcomings, and expected impact.

Form the Core of Your Strategy

List all the updated systems that you are going to incorporate into your business model. Those include digital products and services, operational systems, and their management and marketing.

Work on effective Digital Leadership Competencies

According to the workplace 2025 report based on a survey of 4000 leaders, the 5 competencies of successful digital leaders include the following.

  • Inspiring others
  • Leveraging technology
  • Encouraging collaboration
  • Driving innovation
  • Managing risks

Now that you have your digital strategy ready, it’s time to implement it.

The Digital Transformation Roadmap

Roadmap

The use of technology to achieve short-term and long-term business objectives in a coordinated and effective way is possible through a roadmap. The following are 5 necessary steps in a digital transformation roadmap.

  1. Implementing agile project management
  2. Implementing DevOps
  3. Implementing cloud computing
  4. Implementing cybersecurity
  5. Implementing data science.

Follow along to know how you can execute this roadmap.

Implementing Agile Project Management 

Ever wondered how Google and Microsoft update their products every other month while other companies take years to do so? Agile Project Management is a business model that is based on releasing the product early and learning from user experiences. 

Agile is composed of user stories, sprints, product backlog, agile board, and team roles. Implementing agile will equip you for change, anticipating user needs beforehand and hence fewer product faults. You will also master time and deadline management. 

To implement agile, envision your product during a meeting, sprint plan your product release, divide team roles, and analyse user reviews. 

Implementing DevOps

DevOps combines software Developments and IT Operations. It encompasses the culture, practices, and tools that accelerate business functionality. New software means continuous development of new features and operations. 

Implementing DevOps will ensure seamless collaboration between the team, and promise a faster delivery time, and better customer experiences. Any bugs and faults will be identified early and continuous deployment and debugging will improve overall product quality.

DevOps isn’t just technology, it’s a culture of innovation, collaboration, and transparency that makes digital transformation cost-efficient. 

Implementing Cloud Computing

Cloud computing modernizes IT infrastructure. It works like web-based email clients and allows them to access system features securely without having to download them on their PC. According to the recent Gartner, Inc. forecast, the total public cloud services segment has skyrocketed to $332.3 billion in 2021 compared to $270 billion in 2020. 

Introducing cloud computing to your business model can allow for enhanced data security, greater scalability, and round-the-clock accessibility cost-efficiently. 

Some must-have scenarios of implementing cloud computing include transforming IT operations, building your private cloud, and choosing relevant SaaS applications. 

Implementing Cybersecurity

Digital transformation turns every business into a massive data bank prone to cyberattacks. An efficient cybersecurity plan will protect your business from attacks, boosts customer confidence in you, and improves productivity. 

The foremost step in your cybersecurity action plan is to inculcate valuation and ownership of digital assets in your customers. You will also have to limit access and target comprehensive monitoring to save yourself from data breaches. 

Implementing Data Science

Every business has tons of data at hand, but very few manage to gain actionable insights from it. Data Science helps gather, compute and interrogate business data for you so you can make informed, quantifiable, and data-driven decisions based on trends. 

Integrate machine learning algorithms with data science and your data now delivers knowledge and timeline models. 

It organizes millions of your transactions in one place, so you can classify them into warnings, opportunities, and scopes. Organized data allows you to assess which practices are working well for your business and which ones aren’t. 

The Endnote

Whether you own a startup, an SMB, or an enterprise, business transformation will take you places. At DEHA, we aim to deliver you happiness by making your digital transformation journey seamless. Get a free consultation today at DEHA Vietnam and let us create you a customized digital transformation strategy. 

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