What is Digital Business Transformation? 


Digital Transformation seems to be a buzzword these days, but what does it truly mean? A digital transformation occurs when a business overhauls its processes, strategies, competencies, and activities to incorporate a mix of the newest technological opportunities into the organization to achieve desirable business outcomes. Those who have begun their digital business transformation journey are already benefiting from a more competitive, agile, collaborative, scalable and secure working environment. Read on to learn how and why.

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Introduction 

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Business Benefits of Digital Transformation 

Businesses are constantly evolving, but what does it mean for one to transform? Within the evolving technological landscape, businesses are undergoing digital transformations to better their efficiency and competitiveness in the marketplace. Digital business transformation refers to the leveraging of modern, cloud-based technologies to transform a company’s work and IT environments for the betterment of that business. And contrary to popular belief, these transformations do not end with the implementation of new technology. Rather, they provide continued opportunities for businesses to operate better, collaborate more, and expand.

All members of a business are impacted by a digital transformation including: business leaders, a company’s IT professionals, divisions using function-related software, and end-users. Despite the variety in position and responsibility, they all benefit from the following improvements. Read our blog to discover the business benefits of a digital transformation

Benefits of Digital Transformation

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The Culture Behind a Transformation

There is more to a digital business transformation than simply purchasing and implementing new technology. To succeed, a company’s employees must “buy in” to the transformation, and remain willing to adopt new practices. Regardless of IT and executive leadership, without business-wide support for implemented technological advancements, businesses will remain unable to maximize their return on investment. Learn more about what it takes to achieve the best culture for your transformation

Culture of Digital Transformation

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Obstacles Facing Your Transformation

Everyone is talking about digital transformation, but what does it truly mean to transform digitally? It occurs when an organization overhauls its processes, strategies, competencies and day-to-day business operations by leveraging technology capabilities to achieve desired business results. While the specific outcomes are unique to each business, these results often take the form of: improved operational and IT efficiency, greater employee productivity, reduced time to market, more agility with scalable systems, improved sales and marketing functions, stronger cybersecurity posture, and compliant practices.  Digital transformation is more of a technological journey than a simple, one-time transformation, but the results fundamentally reshape the business for the better.

When preparing to begin a digital business transformation, it is necessary to proactively assess for potential setbacks. With all the business resources involved, the process is an intricate one, requiring careful planning to avoid costly mishaps, resulting in maximizing the process’s ROI. Learn more about these possible digital transformation challenges.

Challenges of Digital Transformation

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AIM Case Study 

It’s not always easy to age gracefully. As an association that’s nearly 100 years old, AIM has always adapted to changing member needs, governmental structures and—now more than ever—technological expectations. One of the first companies with whom iCorps worked to digitally transform, the Associated Industries of Massachusetts, now boasts a modern, secure, scalable, mobile and collaborative workforce. Learn how AIM leveraged the Microsoft Office 365 Suite and other Microsoft technologies.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Starting a digital transformation journey can be daunting and uncertain without careful planning or a technology partner. In this video, iCorps' VP of Cloud Practice, Chandler Stevens, and iCorps' Senior Sales Executive, Jason Chisolm, discuss some of the most frequently asked questions that come up in regards to digital transformation. 

 

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Digital Transformation Webinar Series

AIM and iCorps Technologies teamed up to produce a webinar series on digital transformation. In this series, you can expect to learn what digital transformation is and how you can utilize new technology practically for your business. The following videos will teach you how to:

  • Part 1: Leverage Technology to Be a Better Business:
    • What is digital transformation? What is driving the digital transformation shift? Learn which technologies to utilize to stay current in this rapidly transforming environment. 
  • Part 2: Get the Most Productivity From Your Employees
    • Some employees now expect to be able to access information anytime, anywhere. In this webinar, learn which factors may be impeding your employees' productivity and how to harness technology to elevate your business. 
  • Part 3: Build a More Secure Business
    • Cybersecurity is the foundation of IT services. Since it affects everyone, it is important to pay it attention during your transformation. In this webinar, walk through a real-world example of how your information could be compromised.  
  • Part 4: Enable a Mobile Workforce
    • What drives mobility? Is your business protected from mobility security threats? Learn how to create an agile, mobile, efficient workforce in this webinar. 

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Additional Resources

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