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Digital Transformation

December 21, 2018

In today’s business environment it is hard to think of a company that doesn’t use some form of technology. From food to the travel industry it is becoming a crucial part of business’ daily operations and their ability to innovate. For most companies becoming digitally apt isn’t just about keeping up with trends or spending spare cash on new technology to keep employees happy. But it’s a mindset that needs to be embraced in order to survive.

Who would have thought 10 years ago that a sat nav, a mobile app and the ability to connect independent drivers to people in need of a lift would have established a global multi-billion dollar company that is Uber. It was a simple idea that incorporated an existing service with the use of technology and thus transformed the entire industry. Many other companies came before and after this example and have transformed their service with the addition of technology. But it’s the leaders who believe in the potential of technology to transform their business, rather than just use it as a complicated add on, who truly benefit.

Digital start-ups are fast becoming the most invested in companies of the decade and this is because people are believing and living in this digital transformation. Now more than ever it is cheaper and easier to start your own business due to automated and digital tools that can help build your platform. You could start your own business and get access to accounting, HR and Social media tools that will do the extra work for you. Meaning that your business growth rate and consumer reach are able to ignite and spread quicker than ever before.

Businesses are rapidly picking up and using technology to help improve their day to day operations. For example the UK Police are now using Virtual Reality (VR) devices on assessment days to help test the competence of potential candidates in unfamiliar environments. And the NHS are now using mobile apps and key-fobs in order to maintain the safety of Night Care Assessors when out visiting patients. Specsavers are even using facial recognition to scan people’s face shapes and identify what kind of glasses suit their face shape. From innovating procedures, to increasing safety, to improving customer experience you don’t have to look far to see how many different businesses are embracing the digital transformation.

With the reality of Industry 4.0, the current automation and cloud exchange in the manufacturing industry, and the Internet of Things; the digitalisation of all normal products like refrigerators and door bells, it is easy to agree with the statement that technology is taking over our jobs. But rather than agree and take a step back we should join the transformation instead. All these developments need human developers, and it’s the people who join the movement and believe in it’s power who’ll reap the rewards!

By Katie



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