Digital transformation is a focus of nearly every major enterprise, and in order for it to be a success, the enterprise must invest in a reliable network infrastructure. Depending on the priorities of the transformation plan, the network can be configured in a variety of ways, but it should be a priority for any company wanting to improve their performance.
It’s challenging to define what digital transformation means, exactly, because every company has different priorities and timelines. When a corporation is undergoing digital transformation, it simply means they are implementing digital technology into their business processes. This can include mobile-first and cloud technology, a general focus on Everything as a Service (XaaS), and many combinations and variations of these and other areas.
What’s determining the pace of digital transformation?
The success or failure of digital transformation is tied closely to the success or failure of the company. There are many factors driving digital transformation, including:
- A focus on the end-user experience, with performance, speed, and agility all playing important roles
- Cost savings from implementing cloud-based solutions
- The need to remain competitive in a digital landscape, where updates are nearly constant and customers demand mobile-friendly sites
As a result, in many enterprises, the push for digital transformation is not happening as fervently in the IT division as it is among line-of-business managers, who recognize the need to remain technologically competitive. The introduction of cloud software has somewhat leveled the playing field, allowing start-ups the ability to access subscriptions to software that, at one time, was only available to larger enterprises with substantial IT budgets.
Why the network infrastructure must be the priority of any digital transformation plan
Think of the network infrastructure of the enterprise as the circulatory system of the corporation. The network is the means through which data, pumped through the system, makes its way to clients, vendors, and other business partners. If the network is not reliable, business effectively stops. The network infrastructure is critical because the corporation relies on the applications and services that depend on the network.
In addition, the necessary security for cloud implementation in all its varieties (cloud, multi-cloud, and hybrid cloud) depends on a well-structured network.
The network provides the foundation for digital transformation, allowing the enterprise’s priorities to take shape and for implementation of those priorities to be successful. Contact us at Truth Comm to discuss network options that will serve as the foundation for your clients’ transformation plans, without adding unnecessary complexity.