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Explain IT: Season 1, Episode 5 -Digital Transformation

All companies should be considering Digital Transformation, this podcast outlines four simple steps to follow

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In this episode, host Michael Bird finds out how becoming digitally enabled can make a difference to organisations of all sizes, and how to start the digital transformation journey. Sam Routledge, Softcat's CTO and Matt Hunt, Chief Client Officer at mobile app development company, Apadmi, join Michael to share why digital transformation matters now, and they look at a real life case study that reduced and streamlined the way the NHS gathered data. They also outline four simple steps to take in order to best prepare for digital transformation, and the process of shaping and creating a bespoke solution.

  • ‘Digital transformation’ is defined as changing the way IT is utilised to achieve your goals, more quickly. Digital transformation puts organisations in a better position in the marketplace, with the opportunity to create smooth, self-serve experiences for users and customers.
  • When planning a digital transformation strategy, assess your business objectives first and then see how tech can help you get there, rather than looking at the tech first.
  • Do the ground work – you need to prepare your infrastructure, mobilise your users and get them the right devices, sort out your data and get secure! Then look at tech.
  • Get your users on board before you start – embracing culture change is important. By including your users, you’ll end up with a more productive workforce, using tech that they have had a hand in shaping.
  • User experience is king - users expect more from the IT in their workplace. It needs to be on a par with the apps they use outside of work.
  • Just start! Digital transformation is for all organisations from sole traders to Enterprises and it has benefits for everyone. Don’t get left behind in the digital race.



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