The constant chatter surrounding ‘digital transformation’ can make it a little difficult to figure out if the concept has any place in your own organisation – and just how to go about it. According to software solutions company Intergen, the answers to those questions are a resounding ‘yes’ and ‘it depends’.
With the release of a new whitepaper titled ‘A guide to digital transformation’, the company is lifting the veil on how local organisations are going digital and reaping the benefits – and what it also reveals is that transformation doesn’t have to be difficult. Instead, digital transformation involves the strategic implementation of technologies which are often considered ‘commodities’, for the sort of quick wins associated with cloud-first, mobile-first environments. Success depends more, says Intergen, on how digital transformation is approached and executed than the specific underlying technologies.
Not only does Intergen provide insights into what those technologies are, it also shares real-world examples of Kiwi companies which are embracing digital transformation. Among other examples, the whitepaper explores how JUCY Rental’s use of Office 365 opened doors to driving process automation through the organisation; according to Tristin King, technology head at JUCY Rentals, “Everything started with Office 365; we were early adopters three years ago. Thanks to Office 365, we developed quite a heavy presence in SharePoint and that, in turn, drove a lot of automation.”
It also shows how Ryman Healthcare’s CEO is harnessing social media to share insights and information to drive cohesion and morale, and tracks how the healthcare company is using mobility to innovate in its sector; and demonstrates how a cloud enterprise content management system is saving money and driving efficiency at the Ministry of Primary Industries.
Intergen said the emergence of cloud computing, software-as-a-service platforms and innovative new business models means every organisation is obliged to examine its strategy and operations. The company urged Kiwi businesses to evaluate competitiveness and assess whether full advantage of cost-saving, efficiency-improving and productivity-boosting digital technologies is being taken.
According to Intergen, the question for New Zealand businesses has moved on from ‘do we need to embrace digital transformation’, to ‘how do we approach it?’.
To find out how digital technologies can increase productivity in your organisation, access ‘A guide to digital transformation’ here.