Strategic Insights: Transformation Trends

Next Dimension curates the most practical and useful tools and strategic IT insights from the web.  This week we shared articles across our social media talking about Digital Transformation.

When it comes to digital transformation, where will 2021 take us? Forbes predicts the Top 10 Trends to consider.

According to Forbes, the last six months alone have produced more digital transformation than the last decade.  No one could have predicted the way 2020 has unfolded; but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t still try to plan for 2021 and beyond.  Here are the top trends Forbes predicts for next year:

5G will finally go mainstream

Customer Data Platforms explosion

Hybrid cloud as the winning enterprise architecture, re-strategizing cybersecurity

Work from home outlasts Covid-19

AI Democratized at scale

Above are just the highlights, the full list can be found by clicking the source link below.  Which priorities are at the top of your organization’s list for 2021?


70% of CEOs said the pandemic has accelerated their digital investments. Is your C-Suite fostering digital transformation? 

Digital Transformation isn’t something that is planned, executed, and completed.  It’s an element that successful organizations will need to continuously manage and monitor.  To truly foster Digital Transformation, Enterprise Project says there are three hard truths to consider:

1. If you don’t’ disrupt yourself, someone else will!
2. It’s not about an IT strategy; its leveraging continuously evolving technology to change your entire business.
3. It requires massive shifts in culture, operations, and people.

The article also says “Digital transformation can spell the difference between a company’s longevity and its demise.” and we couldn’t agree more. With pressures from supply chain, customers, and competitors, this difficult path will be a path worth taking.


Manufacturing is driving digital transformation by understanding key concerns and ultimately leveraging their ecosystem – and its working! 

Industry Week highlighted two of the key areas Manufacturing is improving with Digital Transformation efforts:

Understanding Key Concerns

Leveraging the Ecosystem

The key concerns remain the same regardless of any trendy transformation term; manage ops, keep a close eye on supply and demand, and achieve profitability goals.  It’s not all doom and gloom, however.  There are many organizations accelerating their transformation and they’re winning by reaching outside their organization to deliberately connect with vendors and service providers.


True digital transformation is based on the full adoption of these three elements:

One of the many strategic vendor partnerships we leverage is our relationship with Red Hat.  Aside from unparalleled services, Red Hat also provides industry insights and reporting data that help clients like you navigate the road ahead.  This resource, in particular, exists to help you Rethink Digital Transformation.  Red Hat urges you to consider these three elements:

Culture Change

Process Modernization

Technology for Business Use

Click the link below for access to the full report.


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