Digital Technology Glossary
- Artificial Intelligence (AI)
- Computer Programming
- Content Management System (CMS)
- Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
- Deep Learning
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Machine Learning
- Search Engine
- Software as a Service (SaaS)
- Speech Recognition
Trends Shaping the Future of Enterprise Security Systems
Digital transformation is nothing but the integration of digital technology in all aspects of a company, fundamentally altering how you work and deliver services to customers. It is also a global change, which requires companies to constantly change, challenge, and become comfortable with uncertainty. It can be defined as change that adds value over what has been done in the past or simply altering how things are done to create something new. Some of the major transformations brought about by digital technology include – Social Media, Mobile Phones, E-Commerce, Internet of Things (IoT), Consumer Electronics, Digital Content, Mobile Enterprise, Digital Manufacturing, Video Entertainment, Digital Government, Public Sector, and a Glass Economy. What is it, how does it affect us and the future, and what can we do against it?
To understand the complete transformation that digital technology brings, it is important to overview its history and the evolution of such transformation.
Digital history can be divided into two major periods, which are – Web history and Mobile History. Web history refers to the advancements made in browsers, technologies, and communities that spread across the world. These were the first attempts to create a World Wide Web and deliver services like email, search engines, calendars, and more on the internet. This was the first platform for a completely online service marketplace, which paved the way for mobile applications and Cloud Services.
The second part of the digital transformation across industries is Mobility. This includes features like devices being able to connect and inter interact with each other; operating systems and networks that allow people to work together irrespective of their location; devices that can instantaneously send and receive messages; apps that can help us do our daily jobs more effectively; integration of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and business process modeling/customer relationship management (CRM) tools; collaboration platforms that bring people and teams together across the organization. In this article, we will study the trends that are shaping the future of digital technology.
Organizations must note that even if they have adapted to current business models, there are still unforeseen changes that are yet to happen. Organizations need to study the market trends carefully and adopt digital technology based on their need. Organizations must also be aware of the current industry verticals, making a comeback due to the adoption of the latest digital technology and trends. This would allow them to capitalize on their market segments while other firms would continue to face challenges.
Organizations should also study the existing business models and analyze the new disruptive threats before developing new business models.
Organizations must also focus on developing internal digital transformation strategies. If you want your company to succeed in the 21st century, it is essential to implement a digital transformation strategy. It begins with an overall understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives, the organizational culture, capabilities, and the current practices and tools. Based on this, digital transformation strategies must be formulated and implemented to ensure that the desired organizational objective is achieved.
Agile and waterfall development principles form the foundation of an agile development environment. Companies should strive to create an open standard for software development based on the PEST projects. The goal is to remove each term’s formal definition, thereby making it easier for the CIO to understand the meaning of the terms.
Companies that use Agile development processes also require proper training for all their employees and provide access to online training materials for those who are not comfortable using technical terms. The digital transformation team must train its employees in the latest industry jargon to facilitate digital transformation activities.
Another trend shaping the future of digital technology is the presence of five digital technologies. These include avast antivirus, Cisco antivirus, Fortasoft antivirus, Microsoft antivirus, Symantec antivirus, and Norton antivirus. To counter threats from the five viruses, a group of companies has developed a generic antivirus called Covid-19 Pandemic. It is expected to reduce the rate at which new viruses are developed within the enterprise firewall. Another digital technology trend shaping the future of enterprise security systems is deploying large-scale malware attacks during the holiday season.
On the other hand, the Korn Ferry survey highlights the importance of employee experience in deploying digital technology in the workplace. Employees familiar with the new technology and its usage develop faster, do a better job, and are more content in their jobs. The Korn Ferry survey also points to the importance of good communication between IT managers and employees, especially in digital transformation areas. The information provided by the survey will help organizations in understanding and dealing with digital transformations in the workplace.