We're going through a "digital transformation" (DT) at my company and I see it as a multi-faceted approach that disrupts our traditional ways of doing things. It goes beyond switching to email from paper/fax and rather is an organizational culture shift. I feel DT is very organization specific in its implementation and definitely requires buy-in from all stakeholders for it to be successful. It does involve a change in processes, leveraging new and existing technology to produce even more efficiency. Beyond efficiency, we look at ways we can develop "new products" from the technology that exists for instance, IoT. An org that decides to implement DT could also benefit from employing the agile method. That said, each group within the org needs to determine how DT and agile works for them keeping in mind that the idea is to get rid of silos, empowering employees with the knowledge and tools to make decisions without fear of reprimand, thereby enabling the ability to get more done quicker and with as little duplication of work between groups. I believe the transformation can be as simple as allowing staff to work from home using VPN connections and IP services for communication to leveraging the cloud for your XaaS rather than having in-house infrastructure. With DT, there are endless possibilities - our imagination is our only limitation. DT for me can be summarized best in the words of a cool little boy, "Do not try and bend the spoon, that's impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth... there is no spoon. Then you'll see that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself."
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