Digitalization – How to Prepare Your Business for a World of Constant Change

  • Digitalization – How to Prepare Your Business for a World of Constant Change
    • January 19 2021

    Last Updated on January 19, 2021 by Tylor

    Now that business owners are well acquainted with the personal and professional working challenges of a pandemic, how can you better prepare for the uncertainty of 2021? The way you manage your business may have changed or shifted during the past year.

    The only constant is change

    Following COVID-19, the pace of digital transformation has accelerated. Perhaps one of the biggest impacts we have seen is the increased reliance on technology and remote capabilities. Faced with unprecedented challenges, businesses  have been forced to adapt their operations to a radically changed business climate.

    Transformation takes on a new urgency

    IT departments are challenged to not only maintain their current infrastructure, applications, and operations but also make strategic contributions for scaling their organizations. The COVID-19 crisis has reinforced the importance of data centers and what they do. Data centers deal with risk assessment and management every day and play a crucial role as the central point of access for data and essential business applications. Operators have business continuity plans in place for many different types of potential disruption.

    For any business, adapting to new technology is crucial for business continuity. Access to data is critical for the day-to-day workflows, collaboration, innovation, and customer service. Many businesses depend on their data and connectivity to manage these daily operations. Every business requires an IT infrastructure that supports its operational needs. We are more reliant on online services to work to protect its workforce and minimize the threat of the virus.

    COVID-19 is driving demand for colocation

    In the past, many small business owners kept servers in their office server room, which was operated and maintained by their IT staff. As offices started to close due to the lockdown, businesses were forced to move their hardware to proper data centers and the interest in collocation services increased significantly as a result. The pandemic has served to highlight just how business-critical their infrastructure is. Unlike an office server room, data centers deal with risk assessment and management every day and play a crucial role as the central point of access for data and essential business applications.

    Protecting critical infrastructure
    The world has shifted significantly, and the way we do business is changing. This change will continue to accelerate. As digital applications become more critical, the role of data centers in business continuity and IT empowerment will continue to grow

    At ColoHouse, our goal is to support you and your business by providing solid infrastructure and services. Let us help you protect your critical infrastructure. Read more about our colocation services.

    Digital Transformation FAQs

    What is digital transformation?

    Digital transformation is the process of using digital technologies to create new — or modify existing — business processes, culture, and customer experiences to drive growth in new and existing markets.

    Why are businesses experiencing a digital transformation?

    The speed of digital processes is considered to be way faster than the traditional processes. A strong digital workplace can revolutionize any business. Adapting quickly to digital technology is becoming crucial for businesses to stay in the race. Any business not undergoing a digital transformation risks commercial obscurity as it gets left behind while its competitors evolve to meet the new reality.

    Why is digital transformation important for business?

    Digital transformation can help you reshape your business to create value, gain a competitive advantage, meet your customers’ expectations, and drive more revenue.

    What are the 4 pillars of digital transformation?

    Engage Customers
    Empower Employees
    Optimize Operations
    Transform Products

    How to succeed in implementing digital transformation?

    Across any business, regardless of size, industry, location, or profitability, changes that impact the entire organization need to be planned and managed to ensure success. In order to implement a successful digital transformation, you will need a strategy:
    – Why does this need to take place?
    – Which departments would this impact?
    – How long would it take to complete?
    – Is this internal or would it impact our customers?
    – What would happen if we do not do this?

 
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