It’s hard to shock any CIO these days with word of new advances and ‘game-changing’ innovations, but how do you best ride this wave of rapid digitalisation? We hear the term ‘digital transformation’ thrown about so much that it inevitably leads to different interpretations and differing opinions on what it actually means, what actions to take and what technologies to deploy. We as digital leaders and IT leaders need a way to explain it all back to our businesses because adapting to these innovations is our number one priority. This change isn’t going to stop; there will always be new things we need to comprehend and implement.
Digital made simple
The easiest way to understand how digital transformation can be applied to your organisation is to focus on the steps involved, not the technology. A universal theory of digitalisation is what we like to term it – this is how we take a business problem or a challenge and put it through a process to come out with an informed outcome. The process of digital transformation Data – Gather data points. Information – Visualise data to understand what is happening. Gaps – Identify what gaps there are in the data that need to be addressed. Insight – Why is this happening? What patterns and insights can be gathered? Think – What can we do to change and improve it? Act – Make the change. Learn – Loop back and examine if the solution is working and continually refine it. I talk in more depth about this process in one of my previous blogs here.
How CIOs can make it work
At the heart of the digital transformation process lies enterprise applications. These are the essential business IT systems that increase productivity, improve customer satisfaction and, ultimately, deliver cost reductions in a fiercely competitive business environment. The CIO agenda is being driven by these needs and many organisations are outsourcing part, or all, of their enterprise applications portfolio to a specialist business applications services provider. At Fujitsu, we are applying this D.I.G.I.T.A.L process to our work with organisations and achieving outstanding results. By leveraging our global alliance with Microsoft, together, we are building solutions that meet the application project and application outsourcing needs of our customers.
Results that stand out
We were recently recognised for our implementation expertise at this year’s Microsoft Partner Awards, where we were commended for our clear focus on cloud transformation, particularly around Office 365 and cloud-based mobility device management. The Microsoft stack is enabling dramatic transformation to occur and in today’s world, it’s a must not a maybe to leverage new advances. Our best-in-class capability around Windows 10 migrations is evidenced by the more-than-15,000 seats we deployed in 2016. One of our stand-out implementations was for the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and our work has now helped them embrace digital to begin transforming education assessment. Download our infographic to find out how NZQA’s move to Windows 10 has increased staff mobility and boosted productivity.
Or if you’re ready to see what’s right for your business, book an appointment with our Workplace Anywhere Team to run a proof of concept. Book my appointment.