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Putting digital transformation into practice: A how-to guide

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It's a big leap from digital transformation theory to actually doing digital transformation. It becomes easier if you meet two critical success factors--focus on customer centricity, and get the right leadership team in place early on.

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Digital transformation: It's a big leap from theory to practice

Digital transformation (DT) is often easier said than done, but it’s essential for organizations to transform to remain competitive. In this episode, David Linthicum talks with Thomas Erl, author of the book A Field Guide to Digital Transformation, about putting DT concepts into practice. According to Erl, customer centricity is the driving force behind DT efforts, and to be successful, it’s absolutely critical to have the right thought leadership at the helm of any DT initiative.


There are common goals that we pursue that are specific to our business, but that are also common to what digital transformation as a whole offers us—for most of those it’s enhanced customer centricity.

Thomas Erl is a best-selling IT author who has written and co-authored 15 books focused on contemporary information technology and practices. As founder and president of Arcitura Education, Thomas also leads the development of curricula for internationally recognized, vendor-neutral training and accreditation programs.


Digital transformation: It’s not just about the technology

Digital transformation requires more than technology. To be successful it's essential to focus on customer experience, adding value, security, and compliance.

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Digital transformation: Reduce fear to produce success

Digital transformation efforts often fail because of fear of change and the lack of a single vision for success. The solution? Have difficult conversations that build a unified vision and welcome change.

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