If you’re in charge of a digital transformation, there’s probably something keeping you up at night. Perhaps multiple things. The overall benefits you hope to see in the end should give you the motivation to trudge along, but there are ways to address problems now that are causing you concern.
For many, the risk associated with internal information that could possibly end up in the wrong hands because of a sloppy transformation process is what’s most concerning. There will always be data privacy concerns, particularly when you’re undergoing such a dramatic change, which means there should be a renewed focus on security planning.
To ease your mind of this concern, consider organizing a team of experts who will tackle the issue head on by bringing in the latest security tools – ensuring that as you go through your digital transformation, there are no loose ends or possible points of entry for cyber criminals.
Making the Investment
Another pain point is committing to the cost of the digital transformation. Given the hype surrounding artificial intelligence and machine learning, you have to wonder if it is worth all it’s built up to be and if the cost justifies the end result.
By going into the process knowing what your goals are and what you expect to gain from being a digitally transformed organization, you can avoid making foolish investments. The plan should outline what technologies are implemented so there is no guesswork. However, being flexible in your plan and allowing for a few changes is a smart move as not everything will perform perfectly as you had hoped, and better options could present themselves later.
Cloud computing has stepped up in a big way for companies entering into a digital transformation. For example, data analytics are often optimized through cloud computing. The cloud offers advantages where storing data is concerned, and it can also ease the labor issues you might have by reducing the amount of work associated with maintenance.
What many organizations are considering is a hybrid approach where they’ll use on-premise technology for critical applications. This also addresses the security and privacy issues that come with the cloud.
At eXemplify, we take a six-step process approach to make sure our clients get exactly what they need in their digital transformation. We provide solutions such as managed IT services, managed security, and telecommunications options that will be a perfect fit for your unique situation. We know that digital transformation is different for everyone, and we’re here to offer customized services. Contact us, and let’s talk about how we’ll approach your situation.