Transforming to a digital enterprise and making use of hybrid cloud services are among the “essentials” that “contribute to top-line growth and cost-based improvements, as well as continuous optimization of business processes” today, according to DXC Technology.
Those essentials were cited by the company in a series of nine new position papers that it said June 19 were designed to “provide leaders with insights for transforming and thriving their enterprises amidst waves of digital change.”
“True digital transformation is about bringing information into the fabric of every interaction with a client, partner and employee — as well as the automated and agile processes to bring market-competitive experiences to every facet of the business,” Dan Hushon, DXC SVP and CTO, said in a news release. He added: “As companies embrace our increasingly data-driven world, DXC helps organizations acquire the knowledge, technology and solutions necessary for greater agility and business benefits.”
DXC’s “Transforming to a Digital Enterprise” position papers provided insights into “creating a strong digital platform, including applications, cloud, workplace, analytics and security, as well as an in-depth” study of the insurance, healthcare and transportation industries, it said.
The first paper was “Transforming to a Digital Enterprise (Overview).” In it, DXC explained that a digital transformation adds information and value to each transaction a company has with a client, partner, employee and process. From the back office to the front office, digital enterprises can now leverage information to make informed decisions in ways that were never possible until now, to “out-plan and out-execute” competitors, the company said.
In a paper on “Enabling the Enterprise Through Hybrid Cloud,” DXC pointed out that enterprises are demanding end-to-end integration with hybrid-cloud platforms to quickly develop, deploy, execute and protect next-generation applications.
In “Agile Applications and Digital Experiences,” the company said software-based competition was forcing companies to change the way they thought about the value they provide. “The ability to create new, customer-friendly services, unlock data from older applications and build a digital foundation for future growth relies on a modern applications platform and innovative software,” it said.
In “Empowering Workforces with Invisible IT,” DXC said digital technologies enables teams to work efficiently, collaborate simply and tap into resources instantly from anywhere they are. Even with those advances, however, workers still want more of a consumer-oriented, richer experience in which IT is everywhere, “seamlessly enabling” the user, it said.
In “Thriving on Enterprise Data and Analytics,” DXC noted that companies must be able to thrive on change, using data and analytics, in order to stay relevant in this “age of disruption.” Organizations with a high “Analytics IQ” will be the disruptors of the digital revolution, it predicted.
In “Managing Enterprise Risk in a Connected World,” it said the shift to digital transformation has moved information technology to the heart of the enterprise and that, in turn, has increased the need for security, continuity and resilience. Leading organizations today are embracing an enterprise risk management strategy that DXC said includes legal, regulatory and political considerations.
In “Defining the Future of Digital Insurance,” DXC said empowered consumers, innovative rivals and new technologies are bringing significant changes to the insurance industry. This paper examined the drivers behind those changes, industry shifts and actions insurance companies can take to accelerate their journey to a digital future.
In “Healthcare 3.0 is Digital,” DXC said digital healthcare is transforming medicine and revolutionizing global health systems. A digital health platform, it argued, can serve as the basis for a connected ecosystem of health provision to propel organizations into the next stage of care, which it dubbed Healthcare 3.0.
In “Building a Connected Transportation Platform,” it said the travel and transportation sector was undergoing major changes that were brought on by digitally-enabled customers and advanced technology.