In the grand scheme of things, 10 years isn’t a long time. However, when you think about how much technology has advanced in that time, it’s an eternity.
Back in 2008, Google Chrome had just launched and social media platforms were only starting to hit the mainstream. Since then, crowd-sourced funding, 3D scanning, wearable technology, cloud computing, and electric and self-driving cars have all become reality. We’ve seen the emergence of tablet PCs, 3D TV’s, sharing economy-based apps, and even the beginning of gene editing trials.
So it’s safe to say that a lot has changed in the last decade.
And just as technology has evolved, so has the definition of digital transformation.
How digital transformation has evolved
We used to think of ‘digital’ as ‘IT’, and digital transformation used to mean just that; building digital channels and computerising processes.
Today, digital is driving strategies. All departments from HR, to Finance, to Marketing, are looking for digital solutions to make operations better, faster, or cheaper. Technology supports our business processes and functions, boosts productivity and team collaboration, and improves our connectedness with customers.