The world is getting “smarter,” technologically speaking. Paper has been in use for more than 2,000 years, and in the past decade, more and more businesses have finally found the means by which to go paperless. It’s through digital transformation that this is possible.

Aside from saving money on paper and toner because there are fewer photocopies being made, digital transformation has a number of perks. However, in order to navigate the transformation in an efficient manner, you have to know the platforms that will work for you and plan out your implementation with great skill.

What Are the Pain Points?

With the digital transformation process comes some challenges. The complexity of the technology and integration with legacy systems are key considerations, but there are also security challenges to consider, as well as the actual physical network equipment and space for it within your offices.

Gaining an edge on the pain points should include a control layer that will assist in managing many different areas, including enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management systems. Furthermore, establishing a control layer will assist in monitoring, prioritizing and controlling network traffic, providing more visibility and keeping everything running optimally.

Establishing a Solid Strategy

It takes a steady eye on innovation and expertise to connect with the right platforms, because every organization’s needs are going to be a little different. A lack of focus in this area can result in connecting to the wrong platforms. IT organizations must step up to the challenge of creating the ecosystem that will connect all the major components, which includes people and devices, together.

Artificial intelligence solutions have become a big player in digital transformation because they provide a vital analytical foundation. Server virtualization is also a target in many implementations, and gaining steam are cloud infrastructure and software-defined data centers, which take infrastructure out of the hands of the organization and into the hands of providers.

Bringing in the SD-WAN

Software-defined wide area networking, or SD-WAN, is a big part of many organizations’ digital transformation. The reason for this is that SD-WAN implementation helps to account for critical obstacles that would otherwise slow the process. Basically, it simplifies the management and operation of a WAN (or multiple WANs) by decoupling network hardware from control mechanisms.

To learn more about choosing the right technology, contact us at Clarksys. We assist our clients in scaling for tomorrow by connecting them with the right technology today. We’re the experienced partner that assists manufacturing, retail, media and other companies in identifying the tools that will make their digital transformation a success.