If you feel like you’re just getting a handle on this digital transformation thing, get ready to face new challenges. Companies are investing a lot of money in digital initiatives and are constantly looking for what new technology can improve their approach. That approach, for many organizations, is a move toward becoming an autonomous enterprise.
The brain behind a digital transformation consists of hardware, software, and a carefully constructed network infrastructure. Unlike a brain, these individual technologies aren’t always in sync. Increasingly, organizations are seeking out ways to find more autonomy, and they’re doing this by considering how all of their technology can work together to improve workflow and make processes easier to manage.
To attain autonomy, it takes more than just IT leaders to get it done. The people in charge of budgets, often CEOs, have to be on board because there has to be buy-in at the highest levels. They must consider the various artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions that might work for creating a more autonomous enterprise and this can take some trial and error, which comes at a cost.
Autonomy happens when the right integration solutions are adopted, but because you are likely using disparate hardware and software across the company, integration isn’t always easy. Integration and automation are still considered fairly new concepts, which various vendors are making some headway into right now and are expected to continue to evolve to add more value for companies taking on the digital transformation.
One approach to automation is to use the right tools to improve workflows from the bottom up. This involves an intense employee-wide education program so employees are up to the challenge of working with new hardware or software. This can be ideal for a new company with a minimal amount of employees but might be too expensive and disruptive for a company with many employees and an array of legacy technology.
Another automation approach is to merge new automation with existing technology in a measured and systematic fashion. The automation tools are generally application agnostic, meaning they should work on proprietary equipment, which eases the problem of working with legacy equipment.
At Truth Comm, we’re the agent that can find you the right technology to ease your way into digital transformation. From upgrading SD-WAN to getting more productivity in your unified communications to sourcing and managing internet service providers — we are actively assisting clients in making the transition that will define their future. Contact us, and let’s talk about what you get when you partner with us.