I am regularly asked to summarize my many posts. I thought it would be a good idea to publish on this blog, every Monday, some of the most relevant articles that I have already shared with you on my social networks.
Today I will share some of the most relevant articles about Digital Transformation and in what form you can find it in today’s life. I will also comment on the articles.
On Automation.com: https://www.automation.com/en-us/articles/july-2021/digital-transformation-strategy?listname=Automation%20&%20Control%20News%20&%20Articles
Digital Transformation Strategy. Manufacturing companies are continually on the lookout to improve their business, production and operational processes with the objective of maximizing revenues and profits. There are many ways to achieve these objectives, but the most common strategies include improving overall productivity & efficiency, maximizing cost savings, enhancing customer experience, adapting to market dynamics and reducing plant downtime. Automation, from a technological standpoint, has been the driving force for continual improvement for many decades. We most often see this done through using operational technology (OT) systems (e.g. such as PLC &, DCS) and information technology (IT) solutions (e.g. ERP & SCM), robotics, and other types of coordinated control. In addition, companies also have been applying business process management methods, such TQM & Kaizen for many years. These approaches have proven themselves tremendously successful. A good article explaining some good strategy to take the path to digital transformation.
On Constructiondive.com: https://www.constructiondive.com/news/most-contractors-have-a-digital-transformation-strategy-study-finds/603324/
Most contractors have a digital transformation strategy, study finds. The Global Capital Projects Outlook from construction software company InEight has found that the tide is turning on technology adoption in the industry. About 96% of respondents said they think technology can improve productivity, while 71% think it already has led to improvements. For project managers, the most popular technologies are data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), sensors and real-time physical data collection. Contractors prefer technologies on data analytics, AI/ML and project management software. While it is becoming easier to gather data, organizing and leveraging it to make decisions is where the value lies, the study found. The construction industry is still transitioning into widespread tech adoption, but it is optimistic about the potential of tools to transform the business, according to the study. Have a read to get more insights about construction and digital transformation.
On Finance.yahoo.com: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/global-digital-transformation-market-expected-084800347.html
The Global Digital Transformation Market is expected to grow by $ 137.05 bn during 2021-2025, progressing at a CAGR of almost 17% during the forecast period. In this article you will find a link to a very interesting report about the digital transformation market.
On Manufacturingglobal.com: https://manufacturingglobal.com/company/bell-food-group-defining-digital-transformation-journey-0
Bell Food Group: Defining the Digital Transformation Journey. At its heart, every digital transformation – no matter what sorts of flashy technology you employ – needs to serve the interests of the business. Sven Friedli, Chief Information Officer at Bell Food Group, can’t stress enough the fact that “People, not systems, make the difference. If you don’t have clever people who understand how your technology works, you’re not going to benefit from it. If you don’t have people working hard to understand what the business needs, not just which technologies are the coolest, you’ll never end up with a good result.” I could not agree more with the statement that people, not systems, make the difference. This is how I approach all my digital transformation projects.
On TDWI.org: https://tdwi.org/articles/2021/07/14/ba-all-covid-19-accelerates-digital-transformation.aspx
Data Shows COVID-19 Accelerates Digital Transformation of Frontline Workers. Once digital backwaters, essential industries (including manufacturing, distribution, and transportation) are suddenly at the forefront of digital transformation. Anyone who went to the supermarket during the pandemic’s early-onset only to find empty shelves can understand how COVID-19 exposed cracks in our global supply chain. It was months before some degree of normality was restored, enabling anyone to purchase household essentials with regularity. This comeback was in part due to COVID-19 having dramatically accelerated the digital transformation of these essential industries — from manufacturing to distribution to transportation.
On Datacenterfrontier.com: https://datacenterfrontier.com/liquid-cooling-supports-data-center-digital-transformation-initiatives/
Is Your Data Center Prepared to Support Your Organization’s Growing AI and Digital Transformation Initiatives? In this edition of Voices of the Industry, Fred Rebarber, Senior Technical Director, Thermal Solutions at Vertiv, explores how liquid cooling can support your data center’s artificial intelligence and digital transformation initiatives. In the roughly 16 months since the start of the pandemic, we’ve undergone a paradigm shift in how we work, shop and communicate. This led many organizations to turn to artificial intelligence for their digital transformation plans to support everything from automated supply chains, to video streaming, to virtual meetings. A great insight on another side of the business coming from Data Centers.
On Microsoft Inspire: https://myinspire.microsoft.com/sessions/f1ef92bc-82ed-4d2e-9c55-7dc7fea3ac04
Post COVID – Small and Medium Business SCI Priorities to Accelerate Digital Transformation. COVID-19 will decrease the spending on on-premises infrastructure in the short term, and Small Medium Businesses(SMBs) are expected to move to cloud environments (at least hybrid cloud) in the long term. SMBs plans to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives to build resiliency and return to growth in 2021. Discuss how SMBs prioritize their security needs and investment and what would likely be the role of MSSPs that SMBs are looking from vendors with managed service providers.