Authors: Ioanna Matouli and Jovana Milenkovic from Atlantis Engineering
Within the academic community as well as the industry, a digital transformation is commonly acknowledged as the digital technology that is based enhancement of business processes. It is well-known fact that digital transformation is now a prerequisite for survival in tough competition and unavoidable continuity in today’s industry. There is a wide variety of digital transformation initiatives, from the use of digital technologies for upgrading various procedures, services or products to the transformation of the overall work logic and the way businesses generate value for their customers. .
For a long time, companies have been making a lot of digital transformation efforts addressing the threat of incumbents as well as startups disrupting the market. Progress was very slow until the COVID-19 pandemic has had occurred affecting all our lives and beyond. This, many retailers have changed the way they operate and reinforce contactless deliveries so that consumers can receive their products safely. Moreover, IT professionals re-prioritized their strategic IT roadmaps, with many embracing cloud software for video collaboration and installing Machine Learning (ML) software to help companies monitor how items move through supply chains .
Furthermore, the field of education has been influenced by digital transformation as well . The digital transition has had an impact on classrooms and how teachers communicate with their pupils, from elementary school teachers to those in higher education. The COVID-19 pandemic, which shut down schools in innumerable locations around the world, has expedited these changes. Many schools and teachers have resorted to technology to help students stay on track with their education. However, online learning is not the only one way that digital technology and improvements have influenced students and classroom practices. The following eight digital trends emerged as the schools put the digital transformation into action:
- Approaches to personalized learning
- Upgraded openness and access
- Cloud-based opportunities for education
- Use of Virtual Reality (VR)
- Incorporating the Internet of Things (IoT) into the educational setting
- Securing digital devices
- Educating students on digital citizenship
- Big Data Analytics
In conclusion, the importance and necessity of digital transformation in many areas of our lives is immediately realized. As a result, the definition of digitalization continues to evolve, making the process of defining it quite complex and contentious. We can be certain of one thing though: the transformation in whatever form it takes, it is here to stay improving conditions in education, business and more .
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