DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, WHAT THE HECK IS IT?
The term ‘Digital Transformation’ is being thrown around by software giants such as Microsoft, Adobe, and IBM. But what does it mean? Isn’t everything already digital these days? It’s not about a single digital file; it’s about transforming how your business generates, stores and processes data today and in the future. Still not quite sure how this affects you?
We’re doing a five-part blog series to lay out a roadmap for digital transformation – the future of business operations. See where you are in the process and what improvements you can incorporate, so you’re working more efficient and growing your business.
Phase 1 begins with digitizing documents. You’re creating an electronic file cabinet and eliminating all those banker boxes and metal file cabinets full of historical and current documents. The focus is reducing paper, reducing storage costs, and reducing the risk of information loss. Here in Central Oregon, we had a rough winter. With record snowfall, many businesses across town suffered from collapsed roofs. I heard horror stories of companies losing years’ worth of information stored in file cabinets & boxes. Since they weren’t able to access the information digitally, it also hindered their business operations.
There are many key benefits any organization will realize from eliminating paper…quickly accessing information, freeing up office square footage (which we know isn’t cheap these days!), and building a digital foundation. Has your company completed the first phase of the digital transformation model? If yes, stay tuned for phase two, organizing content. If you haven’t completed phase one contact us and we can show you how to get there.
Eric Skidmore, Owner and Tech Sherpa
Eric brings a strong background in management and Information Technology developed over the past 36 years in the industry. Over the last 17 years, he has been on site with a good share of CORT and NuView customers first hand. Serving as part of client engagements and teaching technical class material. Eric has deep experience with Microsoft technologies and is regularly called on for his expertise in Security, Databases, Networking, and IT Strategy. He has multiple certifications from Microsoft and is also Citrix certified. Outside of work Eric loves to fish (ask him to tell you a story!), hunt, collect coins, and spend time with his family. Connect with Eric through his LinkedIn profile and read his recent Q&A to learn about his love of the CUBS.