Digital Transformation is the application of digital technologies to improve the performance or reach of a business, and it will continue to be an important topic for companies across the globe. Executives in all industries are using digital advances, such as data analytics, mobility, social media, and smart embedded devices (IoT) to change customer relationships, internal processes, and value propositions.
What Skills are Necessary for Digital Transformation?
A 2015 study, "Skills for Digital Transformation" carried out by SAP and the Technical University of Munich, revealed that gaps in cross-functional knowledge may become a major obstacle for digital transformation.
Of those companies that responded to the survey, 83% stated that they are lacking the required skills to drive a successful transformation. In addition, 72% said that their business executives are lacking the technology skills necessary to enable it.
Below are key areas in which to consider implementing formal training across your organization in order to help your business truly embrace and leverage Digital Transformation.
Machine learning is an application of artificial intelligence (AI) that provides systems the ability to automatically learn and improve from experience without being explicitly programmed. Machine learning focuses on the development of computer programs that can access data and use it learn for themselves. According to a survey from Tech Pro Research, just 28% of companies have some experience with AI or machine learning, and more than 40% said their enterprise IT personnel don’t have the skills required to implement and support AI and/or machine learning.
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What are the Benefits of Digital Transformation?
Digital transformation can and in some cases has fundamentally changed how businesses operate and how they deliver value to customers. There are a number of reasons that a business may undergo digital transformation, but by far, the most likely reason is that they have to in order to survive.
Recent studies back this up time and time again: The IDC report “FutureScape: Worldwide CIO Agenda 2016 Predictions” emphasized that, "One-third of the top 20 firms in industry segments will be disrupted by new competitors within five years," and that it's a matter of "transform or perish."
Contact New Horizons to discuss which learning solutions are best suited to help your business truly leverage and embrace Digital Transformation.