The results are in. According to Accenture’s Technology Vision 2019 report, we are officially entering the post-digital future of business.
For over a decade, businesses have been pushed out of the past and embraced all things digital—cloud solutions, communication platforms and social media have completely transformed the way we do business, to name a few. Buzzwords like digital maturity and digital transformation are built into the language of decision-makers who have been striving to reach this point. And it’s working—45 percent of businesses report the pace of innovation in their organizations has significantly accelerated over the past three years due to emerging technologies.
“As every business does indeed become a digital business…what is next?”
Where exactly will this post-digital future take us? Its worth considering. This study highlights what businesses will encounter in the coming years as digital technologies make themselves at home in our businesses.
The Human+ Worker
“Change the workplace or hinder the workforce.”
According to the report, work forces are becoming “human+”, meaning that each worker is empowered by their unique skill set plus a new set of capabilities made possible through technology. Now, companies must adapt the technology strategies that successfully created this next generation workforce to support a new way of working in the post-digital age.
Secure US to Secure ME
“Enterprises are not victims, they’re vectors.”
Businesses will increase their work within interconnected ecosystems, and we know that these connections increase companies’ exposures to risks. Leading businesses are recognizing that just as they already collaborate with entire ecosystems to deliver best-in-class products, services, and experiences, security is playing a more pivotal role than ever. In order to succeed, players on all sides of the system need to feel secure, from employees to customers.
“Meet consumers’ needs at the speed of now.”
Technology is allowing organizations to create bite-sized brand experiences. Accenture suggests that businesses will reinvent their organizations to find and capture more of these opportunities through the different consumer touch points that tech has created. Those who are successful will view each opportunity as if it’s an individual market—a momentary market. Innovations like the Internet of Things will play a pivotal role here, since creating these niche experiences means reaching consumers in ways that we never have before.
Navigate the post-digital future with confidence by teaming up with our team of experts at Grade A. Each of our clients is paired with a Virtual Chief Information Officer who act your business’ innovation leader, to ensure that you’re using your technology to it’s maximum and working towards your vision. To book your consultation, click here.