10 Digital Transformation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Written by Bart Nachimow

November 5, 2019

The Business Software Education Center announces an exciting, new whitepaper on the red-hot topic of Digital Transformation. This educational guide defines Digital Transformation and details the technologies that ‘power’ Digital Transformation. A hypothetical example is illustrated, followed by 10 Digital Transformation Mistakes, and of course, how to avoid them.

No question, Digital Transformation is one of those buzzy concepts that people like to talk about without perhaps fully understanding. If nothing else, the term has multiple meanings. At its core, digital transformation is about using new technologies to move a business into a more profitable, competitive mode. This is not new, of course. Companies have been doing this for decades, but recent, sweeping innovations in mobility and application integration enable great leaps ahead rather than incremental change.

Big leaps can be great, but they come with their share of risks. This white paper dives deep into the digital transformation process and offers insights into what can go right and wrong.  Following are the 10 Digital Transformation Mistakes. For details on each mistake and how to avoid them, Download the Digital Transformation Whitepaper here.

10 Digital Transformation Mistakes

  1. Not having a comprehensive strategy
  2. Failing to appreciate the change management aspects of the concept
  3. Taking too big a bite in the beginning
  4. Not thinking carefully about the platform for transformation
  5. Underestimating the importance of data
  6. Not aligning technology with your business strategy
  7. Missing the bigger picture of partners and APIs
  8. Neglecting security and compliance
  9. Not aligning organizational change with transformation change
  10. Not having the right partner

It is possible to transform a business with technology, but doing it right takes knowledge and focus. Learn more about Digital Transformation with the Business Software Education Center with our many Resources, articles, and recommended reading below.

Recommended Reading:

10 Digital Transformation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them (BSEC)

The Role of Business Software in Digital Transformation (BSEC)

Avoid These 3 Pitfalls of Digital Transformation (MIBAR)

Digital Transformation and the CFO (BSEC)

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