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Digital transformation step 1: Digital maturity assessment

Posted by Neil Ford on December 18, 2017
61% of European businesses are undergoing a digital transformation (Interoute). The main drivers for digital transformation are the need to cut costs and improving the experience for both employees and customers.

Cost and complexity can scare companies away from committing to digital transformation, but without it, you’re constructing a house without a foundation. Faced with the task of reshaping the entire digital infrastructure of your company is daunting. But ultimately, the process itself is operational, not technological.

We’ve broken down the digital transformation journey into five steps. Each step contains its own tool and action in order for you to digitalize your business as fast and efficiently as possible. Today, let's start with step one.

Step 1: Digital maturity assessment

Assessing your digital maturity is the first step toward digital transformation. You need to know where you stand in order to define a roadmap towards a digitally transformed company. A digital maturity assessment will help identify key areas where you can improve, uncover challenges and help prioritize action items.

Assessing your digital maturity consists of four categories:
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Digital transformation happens as a result of small, incremental improvements over time. It’s not something you achieve overnight.

Action points:
• Complete digital maturity assessment
• Evaluate assessment findings with management team

In our next post, we'll take a look at how you can align your team and get them onboard with your digital transformation.

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Topics: digital transformation, team