Digital transformation does not have a clear beginning and end-point – it is an ongoing, dynamic process which will change as technology develops. This is a daunting prospect for many. However, with clear guidance and robust planning, it is not insurmountable.
Too often, it is the perception of how difficult a transformation project is going to be that stops it happening in the first place. For example, many organizations start out with the idea that they’d like to move some services and workloads to the cloud.
However, once a business starts to investigate cloud, concerns over data security and sovereignty emerge; worries over how to integrate legacy IT systems are raised; apprehension over not being able to control costs rear their head – and the move to cloud either doesn’t happen or is delayed further.
While it’s true IT infrastructures have become more complex in recent years, this complexity should not hamper change, or be used as an excuse to delay adoption of new technology. In reality, with the right skills and expertise, CIOs can plot an achievable roadmap whatever the level of maturity in the business. To really transform, everything ought to be placed back into the square of possibility.