Is it an efficient operating model? Reliable connectivity? Today’s most innovative organizations understand that readiness is not determined by any one thing at any one time.
All teams need tools that allow them to innovate freely. They need sophisticated defenses that help neutralize threats before they become serious. Sensors and software should not only collect and analyze data, but help forecast and operationalize decision-making. Customer service needs to be frictionless, memorable and secure — over and over again.
Readiness is fluid, and creating it is a project that far-sighted enterprises never finish. They do, however, start somewhere.
By one recent study, 68% of surveyed businesses said their digital transformation efforts have yielded positive ROI.1 But while companies recognize the case for digital transformation, its value goes beyond a one-time expenditure. Treating digital transformation as a continuous journey helps leadership not only drive change within their enterprises, but also across their entire industry.
By Gartner’s estimates for endpoint installed base, 4.82 billion connected things were in use in 2019, and that total is expected to reach 9.25 billion by 2023.2 With so many points of connection, and with 5G’s unprecedented network speed and throughput, new business models will take flight, new customer experiences will emerge and new threats will proliferate alongside them. The task is to look at your organization and envision where you want to be in five or 10 years, and ensure you are laying the foundation to get there. Getting ready is not a “someday” task. It is today’s.
Technology providers tend to forget that getting ready requires different tactics from different enterprises. Few providers can make all the digital pieces of your business talk to one another. And with the advent of 5G Ultra Wideband, the business imperative to innovate will only accelerate.
Organizations of all sizes need to keep up with the breathtaking pace of change. Today, readiness touches every part of your enterprise, at every millisecond. Preparing for an always-on business environment is complicated, but with the right roadmap and partner, deep, meaningful digital transformation is possible, and can be a major competitive advantage. Organizations can feel they not only can keep up with, but outpace, the changes, challenges and competition to come.