I just got back from Microsoft Inspire.
This year, Inspire was held in Washington D.C. I understand there were over 22,000 partner attendees representing over 140 countries. Worldwide, we’re told the Microsoft Partner ecosystem employs over 7 million professionals. There is no other worldwide ecosystem that even comes close to the vision, guidance and efforts of the Microsoft community.
Why is this important?
Because the concept of Digital Transformation isn’t just a Microsoft initiative. This is a global effort at every level of industry, for all organizational sizes, and in every corner of the globe.
IDC came out with some interesting information that reflects the momentum of Digital Transformation
- 80% of Senior executives said that investing in digital transformation is critical to their future success.
- By 2019, digital transformation initiatives will reflect a $2.2 Trillion investment. That’s 60% more than the current year.
There are four keys to digital transformation.
To succeed in a Cloud IT world, you need to embrace new ways of connecting people, data and processes.
Engage Customers – Smart platforms will strengthen customer acquisition and loyalty by enabling better personalized experiences.
Empower Employees – Team productivity is enhanced when we support mobile team work and flexible workstyles.
Optimize Operations – Cloud platforms drive efficiencies and accelerate responsiveness.
Transform Products – Intelligent technology will create new revenue opportunities through product and process innovation.
It’s a tall order and a bold ambition, but you won’t go through it alone. As part of the 7 million strong we’re here to make it happen.
If you want to learn more, generate that ambition and begin to design your future, we’ve got a lot to offer.
Tim Krueger, PEI
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