As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact businesses, digital transformation has become a major buzzword — but some people struggle to define it. Just put “what is digital transformation” into Google and the responses will range anywhere from having an online presence in the form of a website to the complete rethinking of how organizations use technology.
While there is no definitive answer to this question, the meaning depends on how you plant to lay the foundation of digital transformation for your business. For now, let’s agree that it’s much more than just having a website, using a fancy CRM, or chatbots.
According to a recent business impact survey of the 373 IT professionals conducted by IDG Research, 59% of respondents said that there has been increased pressure for digital transformation post the pandemic.
As global businesses and enterprises try to adopt digital technologies, they grapple with the challenge of upskilling both their teams and themselves to be abreast of the latest trends in digitization.
To ensure that your business is creating a truly impactful digital transformation strategy, read on to learn how our Nanodegree programs can help you skill your employees in popular technologies and to scale your efforts.
Welcome to the Udacity Learning Lab Podcast. Today’s episode is the first of our podcast series on digital transformation. We’ll be exploring the impact digital transformation has on individuals, businesses, and society at large.
The current and potential impact of automation on our workplaces and jobs of the future is a hot topic right now. In fact, it’s highly likely you’ve read or heard about statistics explaining how machines are going to change human’s jobs forever.
At one point or another, we have all had questions about the gravity of the situation when it comes to automation. We have all wondered if we should really worry about machines taking over our jobs, which skills we should actually consider for the future, and how our workplaces are changing with every new trend in technology.
The echoes of these questions have become louder in the last few months. As the global economies succumb to COVID-19, new work models and ethics are beginning to define a ‘new normal’ which has accelerated the rate at which artificial intelligence and automation are approaching us.
Should you be scared? No! Should you do something about it? Certainly! What? Let’s find out.
When your employees are actively engaged in their Nanodegree programs, they are much more likely to complete the program, graduate on-time, and apply their newly-acquired skills to drive impactful business outcomes for your enterprise. Here are some ways your organization can empower your learners during their learning journeys:
Juggling a full-time role while studying part-time is challenging, and especially so when the content is self-driven. Because completing a Nanodegree program requires a lot of commitment, discipline, and focus, your learners deserve to be recognized for their hard work when they graduate.
Implementing Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in your organization may at first seem like a double-edged sword. While it offers the promise of cost savings and business growth, executives and employees are understandably concerned about the threat of job destruction. On the contrary, automating your employees’ mundane tasks through RPA can improve productivity and transform your workforce.
Working a full-time job while simultaneously upskilling through our Nanodegree programs isn’t an easy task. To make the most out of your learning journey, you should set goals before starting your Nanodegree program. If you don’t have a target to shoot for, your time and effort will be a waste of energy. However, focusing on clearly-defined objectives can help you align your priorities, expand your skill set, and grow your career.