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Digital transformation technology – Which tools are instrumental?

by Casey Schmidt  |  January 2, 2020

3 min. read

Digital transformations are growing, requiring companies to find efficient ways to process new changes. Certain technology is important in guiding these evolutionary developments. So which types of tools are driving transformations? Here’s a brief explanation of what digital transformation is, followed by a list of the tools instrumental in the process.

What is digital transformation?

Digital transformation is a drastic changing of current company procedures from outdated tech into brand new digital technologies. It’s a business update from physical formats into digital formats. Digital transformation brings new digital technology into different areas and departments of a company.

Data analysis tools

The way companies handle data is changing rapidly, especially with data expanding exponentially. In order for most businesses to undergo a successful digital transformation, this data needs to be sorted. Furthermore, it requires management that helps companies change for the better. There needs to be a true understanding of how this newfound data is handled to succeed in a transformation.

A screen with graphs and data on it.
Data analysis tools help companies excel.

The most important part of this is finding tools that enable strong data analytics. There are two different ways these tools need to behave in order for a company’s transformation to succeed. The first is they need to quickly sort data. Without a way to organize all the new data, the company won’t be able to use it, at least not correctly. The next way these tools should behave is analyzing the data efficiently. A tool that gives insight into data trends is invaluable to companies, especially large enterprises that use and retain a large amount of data.

Artificial intelligence

As more companies transform digitally, AI grows both in its efficacy and involvement with digital changes. A lot of the ways artificial intelligence moves companies along in their transformation is through things such as automation. AI allows businesses to save a lot of money and grow in efficiency by implementing and maintaining automation tools.

Artificial intelligence affects part of the above category, data analysis, as well. AI is instrumental in helping companies control, sort and analyze data optimally. The fact of the matter is data is too large and growing too fast to sort through without advanced tech. AI is the last piece of the puzzle when it comes to putting it all together.

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AI is crucial to the transformation process.

Cloud storage systems

One of the biggest developments in digital transformation technology is the cloud. The first big thing it does is give companies the chance to store data and information off-site. This frees up space and reduces the amount of technical requirements involved. Ultimately, this expands on-site flexibility, as companies can reduce their physical systems if necessary.

Companies are then able to restructure their budgeting around the IT department, as they can now count on cloud services to provide technical support. A lot of the issues that they used to have are now handled off-site, typically by the cloud provider of their choosing.

In order to truly differentiate yourself as a forward-thinking company, you need powerful technology to guide your digital transformation. Make sure the tools you select push you over the top and bring efficiency to the process.