Digital Transformation hot trends and needs

The post-pandemic situation we live in is moving towards a digital fever mentality. Companies that will succeed will be those that create intelligent experiences and customer journeys that facilitate and complement people’s lives. Companies that will fail will be those that don’t seek to benefit from new AI technologies and don’t take advantage of data to anticipate trends in demand and make decisions that improve the workforce.

This is reflected in the technology trends emerging across every industry, all of which are geared toward delivering improved user experiences and innovation at speed.

Digital Transformation can refer to anything from IT modernisation (for example, cloud computing), to digital optimisation, to the invention of new digital business models. The term is widely used in public-sector organisations to refer to modest initiatives such as putting services online or legacy modernisation.

(Gartner-Definition of Digital Transformation)

Trend #1: The future of work will be built on a connected, hybrid experience
The workplace has rapidly evolved, and with it, employee expectations — forcing organisations to deliver digital-first and connected experiences to drive productivity and retain talent.

Trend #2: The composable business matures
As the pressure to innovate faster continues to rise, organisations will seek even greater agility, leading to an increased drive to composable and event-driven architectures.

Trend #3: The rise of the business technologist
With the increasing pressure of the digital imperative on organisations, business technologists will come to the fore as an essential partner in IT departments’ efforts to accelerate innovation.

Trend #4: Hyperautomation unlocks digital value
Hyperautomation will unlock productivity, accelerate time-to-market, and transform employee and customer experiences.

Enterprise architecture (EA) is a discipline for proactively and holistically leading enterprise responses to disruptive forces by identifying and analyzing the execution of change toward desired business vision and outcomes.
(Definition of EA on TOGAF Framework)

Trend #5: Security-by-default is a must-have
Security-by-default will become a need-to-have as organisations increasingly realise their applications and automations are only as secure as the composable blocks on which they are built.

Trend #6: The rise of hybrid, distributed ecosystems adds complexity
As the digital world embraces hybrid and multi-clouds, finding a universal way of integrating and managing these environments will become essential to successful digital transformation.

Trend #7: A single source of truth becomes key to the data-driven business
As digitisation continues to drive an increasing amount of data, organisations will seek a single source of truth where consumers can get the right data in the right context at the right time.

1. Open Group | TOGAF 9.2 Framework
2. Mulesoft Research: Top 7 trends shaping digital transformation in 2022
3. Gartner: The importance of digital transformation for the industry

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