Digitization and digital transformation
Digitisation and digital transformation have a lot to do with each other, but not necessarily the same meaning.
Digitisation describes the profound and ongoing process of change in the economy and society that is being brought about by modern IT infrastructure, digital applications and networked systems and data. New technologies are inevitably changing the way we humans behave, our lives and work. Furthermore, networking via the Internet is changing the economy and politics, education, government administration and social interaction.
The change from analogue to digital processes and the integration of devices and technologies that are necessary for this process are important here. This offers the opportunity to review and optimize existing processes or even reorganize them. Information and communication technologies ensure that existing processes are mapped digitally and run automatically in order to facilitate or save work steps.
Using digital tools and technologies, an existing business model can be gradually adapted to the current demands of the market and information, communication, processes and services can be networked via digital platforms.
Digital transformation means the consequences and effects of digitalization. How must society, companies and the economy adapt and change? What solutions are there to derive the greatest possible benefit from digitalization and to make the effects positive for everyone?
Companies, in particular, need to adapt to change and adapt to new customer behaviors, needs and desires. Digital transformation should not be seen in isolation, but rather as a process that requires constant adaptation and should be seen as an important part of corporate strategy. The application of digital technologies helps companies to implement innovative business ideas and digital products.
What does digital transformation mean for companies?
- Digital transformation is an ongoing process and should be part of corporate strategy and culture.
- Digital transformation should focus on customer behavior and wishes.
- Digital transformation affects all departments of a company.
- Digital transformation is not an isolated and technical project, but must also be lived through the corporate culture.
- Digital transformation affects people, society, politics and economy, education and sets parties in interaction with each other.