Has Digital Transformation Failed?
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Aug 28, 2023 3:00 PM

Has Digital Transformation Failed?

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In this article, the question "Has Digital Transformation Failed?" is posed and explored in the context of adopting a Power Platform solution within an average workplace. Included in this exploration is the recognition that many businesses believe they've undertaken proper digital transformation when in reality, they're still struggling with outdated processes. A personal anecdote crisply illustrates this issue with the author's wife preferring a paper-based diary to manage her business appointments.

  • The author notes the significant role of smartphones in digital transformation, with the iPhone's release in 2007 particularly highlighted.
  • The emphasis is placed on the expectations of what technology can do rising exponentially post the advent of mobile app culture.
  • However, it's observed that even after a decade, easy, intuitive and digitally transformed solutions are not the norm in many workplaces.
  • The issue is further explored in the form of a use case featuring the author's wife, who despite not being IT illiterate, reflects a working culture that's not innovative or digitally excellent.

Diving deeper into the digital divide in workplace transformation

Despite the fact that personal technology has seen a vast transformation since the release of the first iPhone, workplace tech often lags behind. The expectation of what tech can achieve and its reality in professional environments cause a stark contrast. This digital divide, illustrated through the author's personal experiences, underlines that many workplaces have yet to fully embrace or leverage the power of digital transformation. The need to bridge this division and truly digitize the workplace is paramount to keep pace with today's rapidly advancing technology landscape.


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Digital transformation has been a hot topic for many organizations over the past decade. Unfortunately, many of these organizations are still struggling to make the transition to a digitally-driven workplace. The roots of digital transformation can be traced back to 2007, with the introduction of the iPhone, which changed the way people interacted with technology. People now expected to be able to perform tasks quickly and intuitively with technology, and the phrase "there's an app for that" soon became commonplace. However, these expectations have not been fully realized in the workplace. This is especially true for those who have worked in non-IT roles. These individuals may be proficient with their smartphones and other consumer technology, but they lack the necessary tools and resources to make digital transformation successful in the workplace. The issue is further compounded by the fact that many organizations are still using outdated technology systems and processes. This can lead to frustration and confusion, as employees are unable to use the technology to its full potential. Additionally, organizations may have difficulty adapting to the changing landscape of digital transformation. With new technologies coming out all the time, it can be difficult for organizations to stay up-to-date and to keep up with the competition. To achieve successful digital transformation, organizations need to invest in the right tools and resources, create a culture of innovation and digital excellence, and keep up with the ever-changing digital landscape. Organizations must also be willing to take risks and be open to trying new technologies and processes. By doing so, organizations can ensure that their digital transformation is successful and that their employees have the necessary tools and resources to make the transition to a digitally-driven workplace.

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