I am regularly asked to summarize my many posts. I thought it would be a good idea to publish on this blog, every Monday, some of the most relevant articles that I have already shared with you on my social networks.
Today I will share some of the most relevant articles about Digital Transformation and in what form you can find it in today’s life. I will also comment on the articles.
On Martechseries.com: https://martechseries.com/sales-marketing/customer-experience-management/micro-focus-and-microsoft-collaborate-to-deliver-cloud-and-digital-transformation-strategies-for-government-agencies/
Micro Focus and Microsoft Collaborate to Deliver Cloud and Digital Transformation Strategies for Government Agencies. Long-standing partnership aligns Micro Focus’ Application Modernization and Connectivity (AMC) portfolio with the Microsoft Azure platform for state and local governments. Micro Focus, today announced an expanded strategic collaboration with Microsoft to help reduce government clients’ infrastructure costs by bridging existing and emerging technologies to transform and modernize. As state and local government agencies work to provide reliable services to their citizens in a cost-effective way, this partnership with Microsoft provides a reliable and scalable strategy for enabling mainframe applications to run on Microsoft Azure.
On Forbes.com: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2021/05/12/avoiding-the-financial-pitfalls-of-digital-transformation/
Avoiding The Financial Pitfalls Of Digital Transformation. Last year many companies put their digital transformation efforts on hold as they tried to keep operations up and running during a year like none other. With employees working remotely, and the difficulty of conducting work with manual or patched-together processes, it quickly became clear to many that IT projects and digital transformation initiatives needed to once again take center stage when the dust settled.
Digital Transformation For A New Decade, Powered By Humans. For much of the last decade, companies have gone all-in on their digital transformation efforts, anticipating that a rip-and-replace shift to the cloud would quickly carry them into a new age. When COVID-19 hit early last year, attitudes towards transformation initiatives quickly changed, as all business decisions became more about survival than anything else. Businesses shuttered their brick and mortar operations and turned to digital means to simply stay afloat. As the number of COVID cases climbed and fell and then climbed and fell again at various points throughout the year, business owners were forced to cease operations at the drop of a hat. If we have learned nothing else, it is now clear as day that data is the lifeblood of sound, responsive decision-making. Transformation initiatives certainly accelerated in 2020, and we will without a doubt see this acceleration continue into the new decade.
The Role of APIs In Digital Transformation. Digital transformation is increasingly propelled by rapidly changing user expectations. Release frequency is increasing, as is the need to connect a growing number of applications and digital experiences. As a result, 83% of IT specialists consider API integration critical to their business, found the State of API Integration Report. Application programming interfaces (APIs) hold powerful sway in tech discussions of late. Building API-first could increase internal reusability. APIs have become a standardized machine-readable mechanism for connecting partners. There is also a hot market for API startups, meaning APIs are becoming products in their own right.
On Techrepublic.com: https://www.techrepublic.com/blog/forrester/the-state-of-digital-transformation-in-indonesia/
In late 2020, Forrester fielded a Forrester Analytics Business Technographics® survey in two key Southeast Asian markets to understand the current state of digital transformation and cloud adoption. This article looks at the state of digital transformation in Indonesia.
On Techbeacon.com: https://techbeacon.com/enterprise-it/how-john-lewis-partners-accelerated-its-digital-transformation
How John Lewis & Partners accelerated its digital transformation. The retail industry has suffered mightily since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and UK-based John Lewis & Partners is no exception. But behind the scenes, the company, which operates 36 high-end department stores, was going full steam ahead with its digital transformation.
Platform operations manager Simon Skelton was transitioning from a role looking after in-shop systems to online systems when the pandemic began in March 2020. “Suddenly, I was having to work on closing down our shops, which we had never done before other than temporarily,” Skelton said. For the company, that meant stopping the replenishment of stores and managing the furlough or redeployment of employees, who are referred to as partners—the John Lewis Partnership is the largest employee-owned business in the UK. For Skelton, who is responsible for the digital and legacy platform teams and the end-to-end operation of the corporate website, the pandemic meant doubling down on digital transformation efforts, which started at the end of 2017. Here’s how they built on that foundation, transitioning from an on-premise Oracle ATG system to a microservices-based platform-as-a-service architecture running on the Google Cloud Platform. The result: Improved site search capability and increased release velocity.
On SDCexec.com: https://www.sdcexec.com/professional-development/news/21427595/toolsgroup-staffing-skills-deficit-remains-biggest-obstacle-to-digital-transformation
Staffing Skills Deficit Remains Biggest Obstacle to Digital Transformation. A majority (90%) of respondents are somewhere along the digital journey, but talent deficits threaten to slow progress, with 42% of respondents handling staff/skills shortages poorly or very poorly.