What are the barriers to rapid digital transformation?
Digital transformation is the process of integrating digital technology to all areas of a business. Unfortunately, many companies face barriers in bringing this goal to fruition.
Digital technology is constantly changing, and businesses must do all they can to keep up with these trends. Digital transformation is the process of integrating digital technology to all areas of a business. Unfortunately, many companies face barriers in bringing this goal to fruition.
Some of this simply comes down to basic human fear. Many in leadership positions are comfortable with their familiar systems and do not want to deal with the challenge of selecting, implementing and learning something new. They may be reluctant to leave their legacy system behind.
Getting all the departments in a business to work together on the project can be another obstacle. This is particularly true if the teams on the business are "siloed" and compete with one another for resources.
Not having the right people in place to make the transition successful or being locked into a workplace culture that dislikes risk also can cripple digital transformation efforts.
Some businesses may lack the budget to fund a rapid digital transformation. And of course, increasing your digital presence always raises the risk of cybersecurity threats.
All of these obstacles can be overcome if a business makes digital transformation a priority. Sometimes, businesses can be hesitant to pursue such a strategy because they don't see a clear return on investment.
So, technology experts urge businesses to create clear goals that digital transformation can help them achieve. Then, as these technologies are implemented, it is important to track and measure how digital transformation is helping the company reach its goal.
Keeping all members of the business team focused on the long-term goals of digital transformation -- instead of focusing on the short-term difficulties -- can help solidify and grow your team's commitment to the company's efforts to upgrade its technology.
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