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Digital Transformation

Government Entities and Digital Transformation

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Digital Transformation for Government Entities

Government entities are oftentimes behind the curve when it comes to technology due to having a limited budget.

Many states are beginning to make changes to the way their customers can communicate by developing an app similar to Alexa and Siri. The goal is to make it voice interactive so the public can access services throughout the community. According to Strategic Partnership Inc in this article there will be an array of types of services from digital drivers licenses to municipal services.

The idea is that most people carry their cell phone all day, everyday. The app will be deployed for citizens to access services on any device at any time. Apps are changing the way people communicate by giving them access to businesses and organization at their fingertips. No longer is it necessary to have long voice calls when there are so many services that can be accomplished with online tools. Although many states are evalutating apps to automate services there are several municipalities who have already implemented it. 

So what exactly is digital transformation? Digital transformation applies technology to streamline business or organizational processes to create a more efficient and effective environment. You can read more about how to develop a strategy to make a better customer experience, how to create a better workspace using digital transformation. Co-nexus works with many municipalities and government entities to provide better communications. Learn more about how we specifically help the government industry in this article.

Developing a Digital Customer Experience Strategy

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Today's customer is more tech savvy and mobile than ever. If you aren't embrace technology within your contact center, your competition might be. We've been discussing more and more over the past few weeks about the omni-channel experience and digital transformation. Today we wanted to give you a strategy checklist to help you begin transitioning into building your digital strategy. The handout lists a few ways digital transformation can impact your business, employees and customers. You can download it here or click on the picture. If you want to learn more, reach out to us for a quick technology assesment.

Going Digital to Create a Better Workspace

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Going Digital to Create a Better Workspace

Digital transformation is a topic noted mostly by how a business talks to its clients. However, an employee has to have the right tools to be able to make that interaction better. Transforming the workplace into an environment that makes an employee productive and upbeat creates a better customer interaction. That environment can be moved to a virtual workplace, or simply making changes to an existing office. Here are a few ways companies fail in creating efficiency within their workspaces.

  1. Underutilized assets - Oftentimes, companies have spaces that are underutlized or filled with poor equipment. Maybe it's a room filled with outdated items, an efficient layout or even bad heating and cooling. By upgrading your spaces to include the software, hardware and tools your employees use elevates the employee to work harder.
  2. Lack of available resources - In a traditional office conference rooms are oftentimes tied up. Being able to add a conference option with collaboration tools, gives an employee the tools they need when they need them to get the job done.
  3. Failure to leverage the BYOD trend - Employees like using their own tools like their cell phone or tablet. Companies that do not allow an employee to bring in their own device are creating an efficiency within the business.

Your company may be looking to fully embrace a digital workspace with virtual tools whether they are in the office or working remotely. If you'd like to learn more about transforming your space to a place that gives your employees the ability to work inside and oustide of the office, check out our recorded webinar on Five Ways to Improve Mobility in Your Workplace.

What Exactly is Digital Transformation?

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Digital transformation is a new phrase being blasted around the technology world these days. Being that we were once digital in voice, then moved to VoIP and now we are talking all about digital again... the question is, what exactly is digital transformation? Digital transformation is the accelerated growth of automating business processes, competencies and models to leverage growth within an organization. We've decided to compile a list of things that are currently influencing digital transformation and how these things could impact your current initiatives:

  • CRM Fusion - With software defined networks growing at a rapid pace and SalesForce being used by millions of organizations, communications must be infused with the capabilities to integrate fully with a CRM platform. An automated record is created when a call is placed or answered, or an email is tracked and added to the record within an account in a CRM program. All of these actions created a centralized spot for customer interactions to be deposited. 
  • Mergers and Acquisitions - With companies buying, selling and merging major decisions must be made. How will we marry the two companies? How will we streamline the processes to create a unified company? What technology will stay and what will go? How will networks integrate? How will we train our staff? All of these questions are relevant when companies merge and need careful consideration.
  • Artificial Intelligence - As machines are taking over more and more physical actions, data is growing. As data grows, it's important to have places to store and be able to locate it at a later point. Artificial intelligence is changing the way companies function. Instead of their staff being comprised of worker bees, now they have to consider someone who can analyze and monitor quality.
  • Internet of Things - From homes being rewired with electricity to credit card transactions being processed now over tablets, the world is changing dramatically. The internet is connecting and then gathering information for our everyday habits. That data allows companies to produce products and services that give us more value. Just look at what Amazon did with Alexa - this product will allow you to talk to it and then turn lights on or off or change the thermostat. 
  • Microservices - Modular and application based programs that allow us to process information in smaller increments. Microservices are growing rapidly right now. From cell phone applications to video streaming, microservices are on the rise and affecting the way we purchase items. 

All of these movements in technology are shaping the transformation from physical to digital. Communication is being impacted by all five areas and we'd like to discuss more with you about how digital transformation affects your current processes. Want to learn more? Download our whitepaper on the Journey to Digital Transformation.

What is Digital Transformation?

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Digital Transformation is a buzz word right now. As technology continues to advance, it’s being used more and more every day. Think about it, ten years ago fax machines were in almost any operating business. Fast forward to today many companies have shifted to e-fax or eliminated faxing all together by replacing faxes with scanned documents attached to email. As technology shifts, so does strategy. So what exactly is digital transformation? In simple terms, it’s the displacement of hard copy materials and physical labor to automated electronic processes and documents. Here are four ways digital transformation affections our lives:

  • Decision Making – Technology has allowed business to gather more data to help a company make better business decisions.
  • Automation – Manual labor is being replaced with automated processes. Take for instance how virtual assistants route calls instead of using a physical person.
  • Connectivity – Communication shifted to text, chat, web inquiries, email and voice messages instead of traditional phone calls.
  • Innovation – Products and services are being rendered to make humans access information quickly and more efficiently.

Want to learn more about digital transformation and how it affects communications or contact centers? Reach out to us and we'll put you in touch with an expert! Or download our whitepaper on The Journey to Digital Transformation.