A Digital Transformation in Your Business

Technology is now the main driver for businesses all over the globe and a staple of life in both a professional and personal sense. Our reliance on it will only continue to grow. The advancements in the technology have allowed us to work remotely and stay afloat during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The times we are living through have opened the eyes of business owners, making them realize their own technology was dated and nowhere near as efficient or cost-effective as it could be. A full or partial transition to remote working, the level of connectivity and productivity made possible with tech are becoming clear. It is now obvious that, if used correctly, the right tech can transform an organization practically overnight.

What is a Digital Transformation?

A Digital Transformation is the process of purchasing, implementing, and maintaining new digital technologies with the intention of improving services or business. This is done by replacing manual processes and any dated digital tech with newer, more capable alternatives.

That doesn’t mean you have to buy the most expensive tools available – quite the opposite. Consider the impact that the technology is going to have on work processes – both operationally, in regard to compliance obligations, and how your team will transition to the change. But the right Digital Transformation can propel your business forward toward success, and can improve the quality of service you can offer your customers, your staff’s performance and relationship with the technological landscape of your business, and the future prospects of your business as a whole.

Break your organization down, right back to its component parts at its most basic level, because you need to understand what keeps the wheels turning and what can make them turn more efficiently. Look at your competitors, particularly the ones that are growing – what is making them more efficient than you? What is the key technical driver to their success?

File sharing is a huge part of Digital Transformation. The ability for your employees to easily find and securely access files from anywhere, collaborate and share them is essential. Let’s take a look at some of the different file sharing options available.

Cloud-based file sharing system

Cloud-based file sharing is a system in which a user has their own storage space on a server and everything is carried out over the Internet. It has many benefits but, despite these, many business owners find that it can be a particularly difficult one to use. The main reason is it’s very difficult to implement when essential ethos or security protocols are protecting either your own or your clients’ sensitive data – all because permissions aren’t ring fenced.

On-site file server with a VPN / Remote Desktop Connection

Either are a viable option for anyone looking for a way to perform anonymous transactions, but unfortunately the majority of teams aren’t the most technically savvy. Some users find it very difficult to understand and sometimes describe it as clunky, perhaps because it will only operate on a constant, reliable internet connection and with constant support for devices.

SharePoint implementation

SharePoint by Microsoft is growing in popularity and is part of the Microsoft 365’s range of tools.  It’s easy to implement and use, making it it the most logical choice on the market.

SharePoint makes it possible to access documents from anywhere in the world. It securely connects with other tools in the Microsoft Suite, and, with your team already having a certain level of familiarity with the suite of tools, SharePoint can be implemented, managed, and used with very few problems.