Technology has progressed at an exponential rate and has dramatically transformed virtually every industry to drive more value out of these as business leaders look for better ROI on existing deployments. The new disruptive digital technologies provide a platform to achieve results. Developing world will have no choice but to look beyond the usual day-to-day maintenance of an enterprise IT infrastructure and adopt these new innovative digital solutions to address the complex business challenges. As a result, collaborating and forging partnerships in digital business would be super-easy.
Digital transformation is not about disruptive technologies, but it’s about exposing the power of technology to bring a radical shift into the culture of the company and everyday operations. A broad range of digital technologies reached a tipping point, from cloud, big data and analytics to internet of things and DevOps that will transform the developing world. Here are the five:
1. Cloud ERP
The next generation of ERP is upon us and they are a world apart. Cost-effective, quick to install and cloud based, customizable, these ERP tools are so simple even small companies can use them. Cloud platform is highly customizable and scalable to manage data across multiple locations on web and mobile devices. Integrate your business processes across SaaS-based application and on-premises. Now every business can use it to share information and collaborate on projects to improve customer engagement and drive revenue.
2. Internet of Things
Internet of things (IoT) is revolutionizing various industries with such rapidity that it has exerted influence on enterprises, small and large. Thought leaders recognize that connected technologies are the future of developing world. IoT will not only be transformative, but also disruptive to business models.
The growing influence of IoT spans energy, automotive, healthcare and consumer spaces, and the education market is also being recalibrated. Automated processes will benefit businesses and customers alike using connected devices. In a data-fueled IT era, IoT enables organizations to capture and track data to connected devices such as smartphones, tablets, RFID sensors, barcoding systems, cameras, vehicles and hand-held devices. Organizations can capitalize on this new digital-first and mobile-first world to be transformed by data flowing from IoT sensors.
As organizations are making a culture shift to fast changing business requirements, DevOps is evolving rapidly to support agile IT service delivery. DevOps enable organizations to build, test and deploy applications at a faster pace, and higher quality, than ever before. With a set of automated tools, DevOps promotes better collaboration between operation and development teams. In the digital age, successful DevOps strategy emphasizes people first and technology second approach.
4. Marketing & Sales Alignment
In the digital age, technology hyper-critical to improve visibility, engage prospects and increase customer satisfaction. Marketing technology including marketing automation, email campaign management, big data and analytics are powerful tools to nurture customers and prospects. There is a need for business leaders to drive innovation, ensure successful implementation and improve effectiveness through multi-channel digital marketing.
5. Silo-busters, Microlearning & Gamification
With the digital surge, businesses are looking for opportunities to improve efficiency, productivity and usability in the workplace. Silo-busters are tools that break down the organizational barriers and enable employees to solve problems and generate new ideas. Organizations should leverage collaboration tools such as social media, along with crowdsourcing, and hackathons, to rise beyond traditional teams and structures.
Microlearning helps employees become more competent and skilled in the digital workplace. This involves informal and contextual digital learning and training delivered through videos, quizzes, discussion forum, blogs, webinars, podcasts or other modalities.
Digital transformation is accelerated through integration of gamification into real-world business activity to captivate users and subtly persuade desired behaviors. Gamification or any other addictive activity can be effectively used to anything to improve employee performance and increase retention, improve customer loyalty and satisfaction through rewards and incentive programs.
Everywhere you look, efficiency is automated and transformed leveraging the power of digital technologies. This is the essence of the new semantic economy. The fully automated age in the developing world transforms the way we interact with each other, as the information content in products and services increase exponentially.