How will the Digital Transformation Landscape Look like in 2022
The pandemic has revealed vulnerabilities that business leaders had never identified before or processes they might have missed. However, the World has long moved past the shock and disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. All thanks to business leaders rising to the challenge, with digital capacities playing a critical role in their business’s resilience.
COVID-19 was only the latest in a series of episodes that demonstrated just how many risks and changes our society, leaders, and organizations must contend with within the present and the future. While leaders are not equipped to control the pace of change dictated by external events, they have the tools to develop their organizations’ capacity to operate through disruption effectively, defend against external threats, and take advantage of new opportunities.
Digital-able enterprises are proving that it is possible to thrive amidst any disruption. A 2021 Deloitte Digital Transformation executive survey has shown that digitally matured companies are more resilient and better at navigating through rapid changes – which significantly affects their financial performance. . In the survey, Deloitte found that digitally mature organizations are also much more likely to approach digital transformation strategically and place digital transformation at the center of their strategy. 
So, what is the secret of these organizations? Simple, keeping up with the digital transformation landscape and adapting to technologies aligned with their company’s goals and processes.
How will the Digital Transformation Landscape Look like in 2022?
Across the globe, companies have been in a non-stop digital transformation since the start of 2020. Business processes were reconstructed, paper-dependency was halted, and employees promptly shifted to working from home. 2020 was a year of change; 2021 has been a year of implementation. Now, 2021 is ending, time to look forward to 2022.
So how will the digital transformation look like in 2022? Saphyte has gathered some of the most prominent answers from experts to see the digital landscape next year, and we can say that it’s a mix of surprise and excitement. Here’s what we’ve discovered.
The World will Continue to Shift to Digital Economy
With the mandated lockdowns, social distancing, and quarantines, businesses have to do contactless and social distancing transactions and interactions. Those who have adapted to digital transformation early now have a better position to weather the economic storm.
By 2022, early digitization adapters should well be on their way. The survivors now have accumulated precious lessons in their belt. They are pulling aces like a pro.
Data Consolidation is Key
For 2021, data is easily accessible, but it’s also increasingly chaotic. With so many various tools running across departments and teams, it’s no surprise that organizations and their teams are becoming overwhelmed with data.
Experts are predicting that there’s no structure to the flow of data or one centralized data depository. Thus, teams are unable to see the complete picture. If this type of structure continues, this can lead to dangerous data silos that can poorly impact productivity, innovation, and accuracy.
NCR Group Product Manager, Aaron Oplinger, recommends that organizations find a way to consolidate data in 2022 better. He believes that organizations instilling a single source of truth can work effectively and efficiently, ensuring clean and error-free data.
Keeping Digital Front Doors Open
It’s 2022, and customers expect your business to be digital. At present, consumers run into concerns when trying to engage with your business online, and they’re likely to bolt and never return. During the pandemic, most consumers have swiftly adopted a digital-first lifestyle that requires companies to keep up.
Consumers are no longer willing to use paper processes, outdated communications, longer touchpoints, and complicated systems. What they want are:
The only way to achieve a better customer experience is by adopting a digital strategy and prioritizing creating a digital front door for their business. This will allow enterprises to have more customers and plenty of upselling opportunities.
Companies will have Massive Process Overhaul
Digital transformation cannot fix a broken process unless not addressed at its core.
If basic building blocks of your business’s system, process, or workflow are flawed in their foundation, digitizing or automating the process won’t help. This scenario has been a pretty constant issue coming off of 2020 because organizations had to deploy digital tools and solutions without much preparation rapidly – 2021 is no better.
But for 2022, Geshri Gunasekera, VP of Education Cloud Industry Solutions at Salesforce, is now encouraging organizations to use 2022 as a gateway for reimagining how you get work done. To do this, companies have to overhaul, identify bleeding areas in their business, and change processes, if needed.
Multi-Cloud or Connected Cloud Solutions
Cloud services are continuously booming, and the number of organizations that will adopt will only increase from here on. The increase of adapters could mean several things. One of them is that the cloud will undergo more rigorous scrutiny. Due to the scrutiny of the users, businesses will soon realize the limitation of either full public or full private cloud adoption.
As a result, businesses will realize that they don’t want to rely on a single cloud provider overly. Hence experts predict that there will be an increase in the number of users who will dive into multi-cloud. Businesses will run their company workloads in an environment consisting of a combination of public and private cloud.
2022 is going to be an interesting and exciting year for business leaders and their teams. So how do you think the digital transformation landscape will affect your business next year? We would love to hear your ideas and personal predictions.
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