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Digital Transformation: New Skills Needed in all IT Professions
Guest Author: Eric Bloom, Manager Mechanics
When I describe Digital Transformation (DX) to people, I like to explain it as an enhanced version of Business Process Reengineering (BPR). BPR is the examination and redesign of existing business processes and workflows. Digital Transformation (DX) is the use of digital technologies to enhance processes, create products, reuse data, and perform other activities with many goals, including:
The IT Skills Gap Infographic
With the incredibly fast pace of technology and innovation, it's not surprising that there's a significant IT skills gap. However, there are several ways that a skills gap can negatively impact a business, including low productivity and decreased profitability.
The IT Skills Gap & How You Can Respond
Essentially, a skills gap is a gap between what employers need their employees to do, and what those employees can actually do. If you've ever said something like, “Our organization desperately needs to migrate more infrastructure to the Cloud, but our IT staff lacks the knowledge to do so,” you're talking about a skills gap.
Cloud Computing & Digital Transformation (DX)
Technology is omnipresent and is changing literally every day. Think about how businesses sell products and services in 2017 versus just ten years ago. Think about how you, as a consumer, pay your bills, engage with your peers, or even track your exercise today. A lot has changed.
CompTIA has described the evolution of IT in three stages: The mainframe era, the PC/Internet era, and the cloud/mobile era. And in their IT Industry Outlook 2017 piece, CompTIA says, “Digital transformation is driving the dynamics of the IT industry. Companies are starting to grasp the disruptive nature of this new era in enterprise technology, and they are using the tools of the cloud era to redefine their organization and expand their IT capabilities.”
Digital Transformation: Questions & Answers
Digital transformation has been a trend that has come and gone over the last decade. In the 1990s, we transformed the infrastructure from mainframes and green-screens to PCs. In the 2000s, we transformed the client and server relationship with virtualization. Most recently in the 2010s, we transformed via mobile and cloud technology to ensure full time access to our data and applications.
3 Concerns Regarding Digital Transformation
Digital transformation is the use of technology to improve reach, performance and other areas of an enterprise. This can mean anything from moving to an electronic filing system to moving all data to the cloud. This switch to digital transformation can help advance businesses in analytics, mobility, social media, smart technology, and other areas. So why are so many companies fearful of making the switch?
Why Businesses Are Undergoing a Digital Transformation
Digital transformation is the use of technology to improve the performance or reach of a business, and it will continue to be an important topic for companies across the globe. Executives in all industries are using digital advances, such as data analytics, mobility, social media, and smart embedded devices (IoT) to change customer relationships, internal processes, and value propositions.