Managed.IT - Issue 63

7 BUSINESS BRIEFING and taking action to improve is about resilience, agility, security and even long-term survival. Inside organisations, the temperature is also rising. Your employees now expect flexibility powered by digital technology. They want intelligent tools and technology that help them do their job better. In fact, a recent study of ours revealed that 65% of UK office workers would welcome some element of AI or automation into their role. And in the shadows, cybercriminals are seizing the opportunity to wreak havoc. An alarming 20% of breaches in 2021 were caused by lapses in security during remote working. Also, cybersecurity experts now believe in 93% of cases an external attacker can breach network perimeters and gain access to local network resources. By gauging your maturity level, you can start the process of change, opening the door to a more secure, efficient and resilient workplace. What makes a digitally mature organisation? Our Digital Services Maturity Indicator will help you to ascertain your current position. With this knowledge and a strategy for each of the three central facets of Digital Maturity, you will optimise the value of digital investments and set a strong future for your organisation. n Organisational transformation Good leaders play an important role and will have a clear vision of the path the organisation must take, inspire employees to work towards it and ensure digital is a priority from the top down. n People transformation Psychologically, when humans are faced with new ideas or initiatives, our first instinct is to resist. It’s in our DNA. So, employee buy-in and adoption are critical to the success of any digital project. Ample training, demonstration and change management is a must. n Technology transformation To create holistic Digital Maturity, you need to invest in technology in five critical areas. IT infrastructure, networking and cybersecurity are the foundations. Once these are secure and stable, you can start building layers of technology that give you intelligence and efficiency – your digital workspace, digital experience and business process automation. Discover how we can help Organisations that put their digital strategy at the heart of what they do will be better prepared for the challenges and expectations of tomorrow. If you’d like to understand more about your organisation’s Digital Maturity, our Digital Services Maturity Indicator is a free, nocommitment tool to help you move forward – simply scan the QR code. Why assessing your organisation’s Digital Maturity will set you on a course towards a more secure, resilient and efficient workplace. Digital Transformation is a universal phrase. But how accurate is it? Transformation describes something finite, radical and instant. When you break it down, Digital Transformation promises a result, not a process. So it’s no wonder that organisations can struggle to make it a success. We believe organisations need a longer-term plan. In our view, it’s the era of Digital Maturity. What is Digital Maturity? Commonly described as an organisation’s ability to respond and adapt to technological trends. Amongst industry analysts and thought leaders, there’s a consensus that Digital Maturity is a process rather than an end goal. It unfolds over time and is certainly not something that you ever fully mark off your to-do list. To start thinking about Digital Maturity, you need to identify where your organisation is on the journey and how you can reach the next milestone. Why is Digital Maturity important? Today, Digital Maturity isn’t just about sharpening your competitive edge. Global challenges, like climate change, have raised the stakes. Assessing Digital Maturity What is Digital Maturity? of organisations fail at their first attempt at digital transformation 70%