Digital disruptors are built around digital technology and innovation. They operate and adapt faster than their competitors. They automate decision making so that they don’t miss opportunities that appear and disappear within seconds. They create game-changing user experiences that put all of their businesses’ services in the hands of their customers. And they leverage data as a business asset to inspire innovation.
Technology allows these disruptive businesses to emerge quickly in any industry, and rapidly attract customers from current market leaders with new superior offerings. Consider companies like Uber, Stripe, Twilio, and AirBnB—each took advantage of digital services and the cloud to create innovative new business models that disrupted incumbent businesses that are decades old.
Will your business be a digital disruptor? Or will it get disrupted? There are a number of roadblocks that can hold you back from becoming a disruptor in your industry.
Your Current Information Technology Architecture is Expensive and Complex
Some information technology architectures are decades old and composed of expensive platforms and systems that require specialized skills to maintain. These architectures make it hard for users to consume IT services because they are difficult to understand and utilize. What if there was a way to create a simple view of your architecture that makes your IT services easier to consume across your business ecosystem? If you want to be a digital disruptor—outdated technology won’t get you there.
You Don’t Have Sufficient IT Staffing
Digital disruption is about more than just technology—it’s about empowering people with tools to help them collaborate and innovate. They need to quickly connect information assets together to uncover meaningful insights. Unfortunately, if these connections can only be made by your IT staff, then your business cannot operate at the speed of a digital business, as the backlog of IT requests usually far outstrips the staff available to service them. But what if your IT services were standardized so that easy-to-use tools could help non-technical users quickly connect them together themselves? To become a digital disruptor, you have to empower everyone to connect anything so that everyone can innovate.
You Risk Breaking Your Business When You Introduce Change
Change is always risky. When you evolve your IT environment to take advantage of new architectures and technologies, you risk negatively impacting the people and processes that depend on it. But what if you could evolve your IT environment so that your architecture and services embraced change without breaking your business? Digital disruptors not only operate with speed, they also adapt quickly to change.
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