The term “digital transformation” refers to the cultural, organisational, and operational shifts that result from the strategic deployment of digital technologies, processes, and capabilities throughout an enterprise, a market, or an ecosystem.
A successful digital transformation for an organisation will involve multiple phases and will involve people at all levels and in all departments.
Here are some things your company can do to get ready for the digital transition to a new IT company, as well as suggestions for making the change as painless as possible.
1. Set up a transition plan
The plan needs to detail the technical implementation from the IT companies, how and when the current platform will be retired, how the team will be trained to be productive on the new platform, how existing users will be protected from any negative effects, and what risks will need to be monitored at key events and timelines.
It’s impossible to anticipate everything, but at least you can cover your bases with a good transition strategy.
2. Make sure that the experts handle your installation
Lack of knowledge is generally the biggest difficulty when migrating to a new platform, and it becomes a genuine risk when it affects your resilience and security.
The number one piece of advice is to hire specialists from IT companies in the appropriate areas, automate all processes and controls, and check that you are in accordance with vendor best practises and security rules.
3. Ensure that your communication is clear throughout the transition
Employees are less likely to embrace change when they are kept in the dark about the new IT model. Surprisingly, many groups have trouble with this.
To combat this, it is recommended to draft a project communication strategy well in advance of the transition, detailing each stage of the project and outlining how each participant and stakeholder will be kept informed.
4. Understand what is being changed, and what is staying the same
Too many businesses make the switch without first determining what they should keep doing because it is successful and profitable. Prioritise making the transition from the old solution to the new one as seamless as possible.
The next step is to establish a goal of maximising the return on your new financial outlay. Sometimes, once you have a firm grasp on the tried-and-true, you realise you don’t need to put any additional capital into it. Maybe all you need is some tuning.
5. Make sure your team understands the benefits of the transition
Prior to diving into the weeds of click-by-click training when launching a new platform or introducing a new IT company, make sure to provide your employees with a briefing on the strategy behind the platform and the benefits it will afford.
They’ll be much more driven to learn it once they realise the reasons for doing so and the ways in which it will make their jobs easier.
6. Set a deadline
Any decision to switch platforms must be driven by the company’s goals, which must be shared openly with the staff. After that is done, allow the squad about a month to adjust. It will take some time for them to learn how the new platform supports their goals and those of the company.