Last year, when the Covid-19 pandemic first hit, various aspects of our daily lives were put on hold as the brakes slammed down on the global economy.
However, there were other areas that accelerated ahead due to pandemic-induced disruptions…
New and transformative technologies were rapidly entering the workplace even before the pandemic, creating increasingly digitalised industries. However, evolution that was supposed to take years had to happen in a few months.
Businesses, companies and corporations utilised digital transformation tools to adapt to this new normal, whilst preparing for what comes next. According to Dell’s Digital Transformation Index 2020, which surveyed over 4,000 business leaders globally, eight in ten organisations fast-tracked their digital transformation programmes in 2020 and –
Okay, we may be getting ahead of ourselves. Let’s start with explaining digital transformation.
Digital transformation is an ongoing, continuous process involving the integration of digital technology into all areas of a business, fundamentally changing how they operate and deliver value to customers. In this era of rapid developments, change and a worldwide pandemic, businesses can no longer operate within long-standing structures that have been in place. New business models, innovative technologies, automation and transformed operations are absolutely vital in delivering goods and services to customers.
If your passion lies in emerging technologies, business, strategic management and entrepreneurship, a degree or master’s in entrepreneurship will greatly help you on your way. Rather than throwing yourself in the deep end with no prior exposure to the relevant areas, build a strong academic foundation to equip yourself with the appropriate tools to navigate the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The modules incorporated in a digital transformation or IT course will expose you to the means and methods adopted by businesses in response to technological and market disruptions. These disruptions are inevitable, especially now, with the uncertainties induced by this pandemic. You will learn to acclimatise your organisation to changing environments based on business principles, combined with the relevant knowledge gained from modules such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Industry 4.0 Readiness and more. You would be able to rethink and restructure your business model according to the needs of this digitalised market.
Due to your specialised expertise, you will become an invaluable asset to any organisation, enhancing your earning propensity and career mobility. Industries across the board will require professionals, with innovative minds and versatilities, to lead them through the turbulence of business and industrialisation. As such, graduates with a background in digital transformation are highly employable and can contribute greatly to revolutionising the strategies adopted by businesses, companies and corporations.
But most importantly, an education in digital transformation will prepare you to be a leader. At a time where uncertainty is the only constant, organisations are scrambling to find capable individuals who are visionaries and would be confident enough to take calculated risks in the face of adversity. They are looking for leaders. By choosing to pursue digital transformation, you will be equipped with the knowledge and leadership skills required to spearhead any organisation, across a multitude of industries.
With modules incorporating elements of strategic management and critical and analytical thinking, your exposure to digital transformation will enable you to see what the customer wants. In any successful business model, you would notice the adoption of the ‘outside-in’ approach where the customer’s perspective is prioritised. Based on this, decisions on design processes, tools, and products are made.
With the ability to critically engage with markets and their demands, you could successfully ensure customer satisfaction in this new normal.
Is the picture a little clearer now?
Embark on this life-changing journey in digital transformation with BAC Education.
You will learn all there is to know about emerging technologies and navigating the world of business from our faculty of world-class professionals. With our online distance learning mode, you can study from anywhere and at any time.
Offering a pathway from pre-university right up to a postgraduate qualification, we will ensure you are equipped with the skills and knowledge required to become a future-ready leader in this Fourth Industrial Revolution.