Excel by Accelerating the Digitization of Business

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Customers want an optimized, easy and fast digital experience. They want it on their fingertips. Regardless if they are in B2C, B2B or in their role as an employee. In my last blog Struggle of existence you could have read about the importance of business agility and establishing a seamless User Experience.

A recent publication in The Huffington Post covers an Altimeter research The Race Against Digital Darwinism: Six Stages of Digital Transformation by Brian Solis (Principal Analyst). It can help companies to identify their level of maturity when it comes to digital transformation and serve as guidance. Some of the key success factors for the path to the digitization of business is well described in one of McKinsey’s articles.

Most important; companies cannot afford to postpone digital transformation, let alone neglect it. Speed is of essence, and this is mostly where tension and pressure on the IT department arises. Besides the budget constraints companies face.

One way to start to accelerate the move is by freeing up financial resources. How do you do that? Well, you could start looking at your proprietary systems. A Forrester study, commissioned by SUSE, explores the economic impact of migrating from UNIX to Linux. Moving from proprietary to commodity platforms can help organizations to achieve:

  • significant CAPEX reduction (up to 80%);
  • reduction of maintenance fees, and
  • increased responsiveness to changing business needs.

The latter is key to keep up with constantly, rapidly changing customer demands and new market trends. It supports organizations to stay ahead of the competition. One of the survey responders stated:

We had to be faster to provide solutions to our business in less time. Standardization allowed us to reduce this time. Shrinking the time-to-market is the main goal we have achieved.” –IT director, global energy provider.

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