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Thursday, August 08, 2019

The future of digital transformation: Addressing the new-age digital skills gaps | IT People - Express Computer

The future of our everyday personal and professional lives is changing. At a fast pace, continues Express Computer.

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This reminds me of William Gibson, the American speculative fiction author who some sixteen years ago famously quoted “The future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed”. The things which we predicted to be part of our future lives already exist for many people today. Moore’s law, states that technological capacity doubles every two years, but in some cases, it has tripled and even quadrupled to some extent. Digitalisation is shrinking the world by eliminating the time and space barriers in communication. This is giving rise to the possibility of higher productivity and innovation. The world is closer and much more integrated than ever before.
This digitalisation has brought about a sea change in our perspectives towards work and how organisations function to keep themselves sustainable. Enterprises have learnt the hard truth that it is only by adopting digital transformation that they can stay relevant in their markets. Large-scale digital transformation, therefore, is inevitable. A Microsoft study even states that by 2021, 60 per cent of Asia Pacific’s GDP will derive from digital products or services.

To thrive in the present business ecosystem, organisations are integrating digital technologies into their business and organisational activities, competencies and models. They are leveraging technological advancements such as data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), etc., to streamline their operations and offerings. Through such advancement, organisations are boosting their value proposition and relationship with consumers. However, in order to cope effectively with digitalisation across industries, organisations need to focus on upgrading what holds the highest potential to improve – its human resources...

Addressing the gap with tech-backed Learning Management Systems
There are many ways in which companies are using learning management systems to address the challenges that come with digital transformation. Companies can leverage LMS platforms to create their own unique learning. Before starting, they have to rethink the role of L&D, strategy, content, tools, and technologies to engage learners and drive better performance. Here’s looking at some advantages of LMS platforms for organisations devising upskilling strategies.


Source: Express Computer