Overcoming Barriers, Low-Code Strategy, Achieving Digital Maturity, Accelerating Transformation, and More
Welcome to Issue #4 of our Digital Transformation Newsletter!
This week, we highlight articles that provide guidance on identifying and overcoming common challenges that businesses and organizations face in the context of digital transformation, with:
- advice on overcoming common barriers to transformation
- specific examples from different industries (Insurance and Education)
- how (and why) a low-code strategy should be implemented, and
- an interview that discusses how to accelerate the transformation process.
Plus, for professionals looking to advance their skills and knowledge, we've featured an online course from UCLA Extension on Digital Transformation: Blockchain, IoT, AI, and Trusted Data.
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Why Digital Transformation Projects are Bleeding Organizations Dry (& Ways to Avoid The Same Fate)
IT decision-makers almost unanimously agree that digital transformation is a business imperative and necessary for a business’s long term survival. Yet, too many transformational projects have fallen apart, overshot budgets, or gone behind schedule.
This article explores the top barriers to successful digital transformation and ways to overcome them.
Related: More on common barriers to Digital Transformation.
How to execute the right Low-Code Strategy in your organization
Having a low code strategy is key for enterprise to reduce the burden and demands on their IT departments in the global talent shortage.
This article includes a helpful checklist on how to implement a low code strategy, along with the limitations of a low-code strategy, how to select the right low-code platform, governance considerations, and more.
The impact of digital transformation in the insurance industry
We've written about how digital transformation is impacting different industries, including insurance. This article dives deeper into how digital transformation is having a widespread effect on the way insurance companies do business.
Find out how it's changing the industry.
Educause lays out higher ed's top 10 technology issues
Speaking of different industries, education is one of the sectors that will benefit the most from a well-executed digital transformation strategy. But there is a lot of room for improvement.
Educause, the association of higher ed technology officials, highlights a need to move from data insight to data action, develop learning-first strategies regardless of modality, and lead with humility.
Achieving Digital Maturity: 5 Key Practices
Finally, this post on LinkedIn summarizes MIT and Deloitte’s third annual study of Digital business, with a concise overview of the five key practices that companies should focus on to develop into digitally mature organizations.
Digital Transformation: Blockchain, IoT, AI, and Trusted Data Course - UCLA Extension
This course reviews the role and potential of blockchain technology in trusted data within the context of an organization’s overall digitization journey. As blockchain is one piece of the information technology (IT) puzzle, the course also explores how blockchain complements other Industry 4.0/4IR technologies (such as Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence) to help solve critical challenges.
Digital Transformation Podcast: Accelerating Digital Transformation
Ara Coutts, VP of Sales for T3dent, discusses ways organizations can accelerate digital transformation with a focus on collaboration, visualization and improving customer journeys.