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As a result of the pandemic, many companies whether in the public, private, or education sectors have heard of the term ‘digital transformation.’ In fact, most organisations have been forced to undergo a digital transformation in order to survive the effects of the last couple of years.

Today, we explore the topic on everyone’s mind – what exactly is a digital transformation?

In general terms, we define digital transformation as the integration of digital technology into all areas of a business or organisation resulting in fundamental changes to how businesses operate and how they deliver value to customers.

Whilst a digital transformation looks very different for each business, educational institution and other public sector organisations, it is simply a buzzword that refers to the use of technology to improve processes and services. The biggest catalyst for implementing collaborative technology whether that’s meeting room solutions, laptops or improving infrastructure has undeniably been the pandemic.

Virtually overnight, organisations had to provide a solution to allow employees to work from home, the same goes for the education sector. Both students and teachers needed to be able to work remotely, which introduced a whole new vocabulary that we now use routinely.

Hybrid-working and hybrid-learning have caused us all to consider a change in the way we use technology. With teachers having to teach over Microsoft Teams (or other applications) and children discovering a new way to learn, providing they had access to relevant devices. In addition, employees also needed to be able to work from home efficiently, so organisations had to provide staff with access to drives hosted on servers.

When the pandemic forced this change upon many organisations, it was vital for them to not only secure the required hardware such as laptops and monitors, but it was also crucial that organisations had a secure and safe way to work and learn from home.

A digital transformation is not just updated hardware.

In order to complete an effective transformation, there are several aspects to consider:

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Infrastructure
  • Security
  • Support and Maintenance

By considering these main points you can then create an effective IT landscape that optimises your processes and improves or automates task completion, whether that’s improving hybrid-learning and helping students bridge the digital divide through 1:1 device schemes or allowing your employees to access required files and data from home without risking your organisation’s security.

To find out more about how Stone can help you to design your digital landscape then speak to an Account Manager today.

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