The Digital Enterprise CIO - Digital Darwinism is upon us

CSUB519 The Digital Enterprise CIO
From mainframe to mini-computer to desktop to personal computing, from legacy to UNIX, Beta versus VHS to CD – when companies did not see the changes coming they disappeared and there are many more examples.

Technology has all too frequently been the reason behind boom or bust and now a blog post on Enterprise CIO Forum by Sandeep Kishore boldly states “Be Digital or Be Extinct” and “The era of Digital Darwinism is upon us”.  You have been warned!

With mobility and social media all-pervading, consumers are increasingly doing their shopping online and many more research their intended purchases online.  Travel bookings for instance, are made online by more than 50% of travellers.    Many simple administrative tasks such as change of contact details are being done by the consumer online instead of making a phone call to the company or filling in a form.  These if a company doesn’t have a digital presence, either a website or be on Facebook, they can be treated with suspicion and consumers will go elsewhere.  Little wonder companies are having to embrace all things digital.

One of the challenges with embracing the digital environment is making the switch from the traditional and legacy systems still inherent in many organisations, particularly larger ones where change is notoriously slower to implement.  Whereas a start-up will be implementing digital technologies from the outset.

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