How COVID-19 Has Changed Digital Transformation Strategies

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COVID-19 changed how we work and changed what we work with. It’s even changed the strategies that have been put in place to move enterprises from traditional business models to dispersed digital workplaces. Digital transformation is no longer what it was. The days of long-term development of transformation strategies and their slow, careful implementation are a thing of the past. Transformations that in the past would have taken months and even years were done in a matter of days as COVID-19 sent millions of workers home to work remotely. The result is that digital technology initiatives will be the top strategic business priority for enterprise directors over the next two years, followed by customer engagement and managing the remote workforce, according to research from Gartner. Eighty-six percent of respondents to the 2021 Gartner Board of Directors survey, conducted from May through June 2020, said technology has a transformational role in addressing strategic business priorities. Rapid digital transformation, the research shows, is now a key priority.Embrace Rapid Digital Transformation More than ever in his 20 years in the content capture space, Stephen Boals, head of strategy and evangelism at Irvine, Calif.-based Ephesoft, said there is a heightened commitment by businesses …

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