Benefits of I.T. Transformation: aligning technology and business operations
As you take a step back and look at your own business, you’ll notice a common theme: you’re already during an IT transformation. But, before we go on—what does that mean? Today, we take a closer look at technology transformation and discuss the what, how, and why around these new trends. You’ll see how new technologies are helping orchestrate the entire business and technology transformation process.
It’s important to see that tech and infrastructure transformation is already changing the modern business, critical strategies, and support of new business initiatives. Skye Cloud continuous to point out that the adoption of social, mobile, analytics, next generation security, and cloud technologies with measurable business value outcomes are all driving new digital strategies and tech transformation initiatives.
What IT transformation means for the enterprise
There’s a lot of value in understanding how IT directly impacts the entire business, as well as in finding your right IT mix. Technology transformation works by unifying core business processes with the power of IT solutions, which include cloud infrastructure, operating models, and applications development. These tools align technology and organizational strategies to ensure complete alignment. Most of all, this transformational process allows companies to respond faster to quickly changing market trends. This change includes business leaders as well as IT champions within the organization and we are happy to provide guidance and support on all of these matters. We collaborate with your teams to understand where they can align their goals and use IT as the direct enabler.
How transformation works
Once you understand what this IT transformation actually means, it’s important to look at the IT initiatives that make it a possibility. Technology and infrastructure transformation absolutely involves cloud and all the cloud services this kind of infrastructure offers. Cloud computing allows organizations to create a strategic platform built around a business and technology transformation process.
Cloud infrastructure plays a critical role in helping an organization become a lot more agile. From there, the technology transformation revolves around creating a more efficient operating model. This means transforming the organization into an IT-ready business—capable of revolutionizing the entire corporate strategy. Finally, once cloud is established and the business strategy is aligned, it’s time to focus on your key applications.
A major IT initiative revolving around transformational change encompasses the requirement to empower and accelerate application delivery and development, with 64 percent of companies reporting that mobile transformation is a top priority. New technologies revolving around automation and orchestration allow your apps to respond faster, be developed more effectively, and better support your business. IT transformation becomes a proactive process when automation and orchestration are involved, by involving both IT and the rest of the business.
For those organizations going through a digital shift, it’s important to note that although cloud and application acceleration are certainly drivers, each enterprise is unique. More so, your organization may very well be at different stages of transformation. To create a successful journey into today’s digital economy, your organization may require a custom approach to IT transformation.
Why it’s critical to maintain competitive edge
If you want to stay competitive in today’s market, you’ll need to create your own tech transformation. As the tech adage goes, “Adapt or die”—but it’s rapidly becoming “Transform or die.” IDC reports that digital transformation will affect everything IT touches for the foreseeable future, and that the number of enterprises creating advanced digital transformation initiatives will more than double from today’s 22 percent to almost 50 percent in 2020. What’s more, enterprises in 2018 with transformation strategies will expand external data sources by at least 3–5 times—and increase delivery of data to market by 100 times or more.
Through automation and orchestration technologies, you tie in your business processes with the power of IT. You create a strategic platform capable of supporting new digital trends, mobility, IoT, and much more. This transformational process helps remove IT silos by ensuring that your technology platform helps enable your business. Most of all, a good technology transformation helps redefine user experiences and how they leverage key business resources, allowing IT to become a value creator for the enterprise.
Your IT environment is directly tied to the business, and IT executives must use new technologies to enable the overall organization and the very digitized end user. Orchestration and automation tools create repeatable business processes allowing the organization to be proactive and respond to dynamic market changes. In creating IT transformation, you create an IT and business process that directly drives business results.