Digital Transformation - Top 10 Checklist

Posted by Nickg on Dec 20, 2017 2:21:58 PM

Align Team

Enroll team members in the benefits that digitizing the company will being to their departments and roles.  Have them see the difference it will make in being more effective and enabling the company to outpace the competition by providing the organization with a competitive edge

Align on Vision

The vision should be clear, timeless, and include the long term strategic objectives of the organization.  The digital transformation plan and business plan have become so interdependent that the business success now depends on its execution.

Align on Future Customer

As millennials become the customers and decision makers you must plan your business where your customers use of tecnology is second nature

When digital transformation is done right the result will be like a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly, when done wrong all you will have is a really fast caterpillar

Research Scientist, MIT Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy

At least 40% of all businesses will die in the next 10 years...if they don't figure out how to change their entire company to accommodate new technologies

John Chambers, Executive Chairman, Cisco Systems

It is not the strongest of the species that services, nor the most intelligent that services. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change

Charles Darwin, English Naturalist & Geologist

CIO's can choose one of two pathways. The first is that they can harness digital disruption and turn IT into a source of business innovation and a competitive advantage.


Preside over an increasingly marginalized IT department, a shrinking business, and possibly obsolescence.

The last ten years of IT have been about changing the way people work. The next ten years of IT will be about transforming your business

Aaron LEvie, CEO of Box

Align on Moving Fast

Fail fast, make mistakes, keep re-tooling, report to the team what is working and what is not.  Act with urgency, your competition is.

Align on the Plan

The CIO with the team must define the governance framework that effectively migrates the risk and embraces innovation.

Invest in the Right Tools

Find the appropriate industry specific software tools for your digital business.  You should look at all your areas from accounting, supply chain, marketing automation, collaboration, customer experience, security and reporting as there are 100's of applications to help smoothly transform your business.

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Use Saas & Cross Device

Use SaaS application that solve your critical business issues where available.  Use cross-device experience that will support all major mobile platforms.

Use AI Where It Fits

Take advantage of comprehensive services, infrastructure, and tools to build AI-Powered experiences.  These should include bots that naturally interact with users and built-in advanced analytics tools to make faster predictions.

Find the Right Talent

You need a technology talent strategy.  With technology becoming more pervasive in every department within your organization you need to attract and retain the right talent.  Once you have the talent you must keep training them on the ever emerging technologies and tools.


Digital KPI's

Digital KPI's enable CIO's and the team to gauge the impact of the digital business initiatives.  This allows you to re-calibrate and tweak digital models based on measurable value and performance.

To find out more about how Softura can help you accomplish your digital transformation goals, call (248) 344-2100

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