People want to be able to do just about anything themselves nowadays and portability has been the focus of developments in computing, with an ever-shrinking setup.
Business always wants to be seen to be ahead of the curve on innovation and the natural progression of this advancement is the booming popularity of cloud computing solutions.
What began as a means for companies to store data off-site whilst remaining accessible has proven to be the tip of the iceberg. Providers can now offer software-as-a-service (or SaaS) to replace standard on-site infrastructure.
It can be far from an instant switch to this new method of working so there is a lucrative gap in the market for those individuals who already have experience in transitioning to the cloud.
It’s especially lucrative now as companies are realising that digital transformation is not just a trend they can ignore, but instead vital to maintaining relevance and progressing their business. If they don’t make these changes they risk being left behind.
So, no-brainer right? Everyone should be jumping on the bandwagon. However, full digital transformation can cost a lot of time and money, and the larger the business the more transformation that needs to happen. This can prove too large an undertaking for some big businesses.
For small companies too it’s not totally straightforward, as while they are more agile in adapting to the change, the initial financial outlay is often way above budget.
But it’s undeniable that digital transformation benefits a company massively in the long term. For software vendors it provides the insight to improve customer service, increases enterprise-wide efficiency, and as a result positively impacts profit.
All this has had a huge impact on information management.
This greater focus on how to utilise all of the data that a company collects makes efficient and intuitive information management more vital than ever to the future and financial success of a business.
For me, as a recruitment professional in the IM space, I look for people who are excited to adapt to this new methodology in data management and professionals who have already made this jump to ‘Industry 4.0’ as they are becoming a very valuable commodity in this market.