Varun Bhutani, Managing Director of Tangish gives essential guidelines for digital transformation – legacy systems to the platforms of the future.
The process of digital transformation is enhancing the manner in which companies and startups perform and work, create products and services and reach out to the customers. In today’s fast paced, digitally powered world, keeping up with technology has never been more important. “The need to stay on top of the game is powered by the need to keep data safe and secure, have continued access to old data even while new systems come into play, this is in essence the key need for digital transformation,” says, Varun Bhutani, Managing Director of Tangish – A Trihund product.
Digital transformation, in today’s times, can mean any and everything. From blockchain, AI, machine learning, automations, layoffs, culture, values, retention, strategy, tactics, gen – x,y,z, etc., it encompasses any and everything. It cannot be avoided. It cannot be ignored. It is coming. It has an ongoing approach that continues from legacy systems to the platforms of the future. Especially when it comes to software as a service, digital transformation can illustrate a tremendous upsurge in development, says Bhutani.
“To set the context, when we talk about legacy systems, we are talking about large organisations, which are in an ‘evolve or perish’ stage. Lean high risk startups are moving ahead at great speed and changing the rules of the game. So how does one navigate this mine field? One of the main challenges for many enterprises today is to modernize existing software assets. The modernization of a new software offering is focused on ‘re-inventing’ existing software assets to make them more aligned with current digital business needs,” Bhutani pointed out.
According to Bhutani, in terms of data collection, it’s all about your employees; the work involved, IT integrations, market analysis, competition, sectors, business processes, Expenditures, financial stability and the list goes on. “I personally feel the future is looking pretty bright for the Intelligent Software as a Service delivery paradigm as more businesses, both enterprise customers and SMBs move beyond early experimental implementations and into more prolonged deployments of mission-critical applications,” Bhutani said.
On spotting the ideal case, Bhutani said: “Capability of storing, processing and retrieving massive amount of data in fraction of a second. This is super powerful. Make sense of the data. You will understand once you have it. No solution fits all and even two identical twins have differences. A pattern usually emerges and you will be there in order to achieve your targets. Once you have a complete picture or, as the case may be or a broken picture, work on it. Identifying the ideal case is the best solution and what’s the best you can do with the resources you have.”
“Technology changes at a very rapid pace. In the time you may take to do an analysis, a better solution may be staring at your face. Unfortunately, whether people like it or not, advancements in technology will happen. The biggest thing anyone can do, is to embrace the change and see what it means to them. Innovation and great ideas comes to life very quickly,” he said and added: “When talking about digital, we can think of discovering new frontiers and using innovation and technologies to push your business. It’s about finding new possibilities of an existing service in order to design and deliver a better experience. This is an iterative process. After a few cycles, it will stabilise and your organisation will be on the way.”