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How to leverage digital against recession pressure

Meghan Lodwick, PR & Communications Manager
Meghan Lodwick
PR & Communications Manager
April 19, 2023
Meghan Lodwick
PR & Communications Manager
April 19, 2023
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The ongoing fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a lot of economic uncertainty and one significant side effect is an impending recession. However, with this pressure comes an opportunity to leverage digital technology to mitigate the impact of the recession.  

Most businesses are already exploring digital solutions to help them stay afloat, and seeking recession advice, but few have developed a clear digital strategy with clearly defined ambitions and outcomes. Let’s explore how you can leverage digital against recession pressure by defining your digital strategy clearly.

1. Define Your Ambitions

It's essential to be crystal clear about what you want to achieve when setting the targets for your digital transformation. You need to involve all departments and stakeholders who are affected by this transformation to identify areas of improvement. What key business areas do you want to transform? Are you looking to reduce costs, increase efficiency or boost productivity? Once you've identified your ambitions, you can start working on the digital solutions that can help you achieve them.

2. Design Your Digital Strategy

The second step is to design your digital strategy. Your digital strategy should align with your overall business goals and priorities and include a roadmap for implementing this strategy. Your digital strategy should identify the types of digital technologies you need to leverage, such as cloud computing, big data analytics, and IoT systems. You also need to identify the capabilities that are required such as AI and Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, and Digital Marketing.  

3. Implement Your Digital Solutions

Once you have identified your ambitions, designed your strategy, and selected the right technologies, it's time to implement your digital solutions or core business apps. This can be a complex process that requires thorough planning, execution, and monitoring. You need to consider factors such as data protection, user experience, and system integration, among others. Collaborate with your IT teams and vendors to ensure your solutions are integrated, secure, and functional.

4. Monitor and Measure Your Results

It's crucial to monitor and measure the results of your digital transformation to determine if the strategy is successful. Keep track of key performance metrics such as cost savings, productivity gains and customer satisfaction. You also need to track the effectiveness of your digital solutions regularly and make any necessary adjustments to optimize their performance.

5. Continuously Adapt and Improve

Your digital transformation is not a one-time project, but rather an ongoing process. New technologies and digital trends are emerging continuously that could be useful to your business. Continuously adapt to the changing digital landscape to stay ahead of the competition. Embrace agile methods that enable you to innovate quickly, experiment, and scale-up when necessary or consider a software modernisation.  

The global pandemic has made it clear that digital transformation is essential for businesses to survive and prosper in the current business environment. By developing a clear digital strategy, defining your ambitions, implementing the right digital solutions, monitoring and measuring your results, and continuously adapting and improving, you can leverage digital technology to mitigate the impact of the impending recession. Businesses should not wait but start investing in digital technology and developing a clear digital strategy that helps them achieve their goals by using technology as the key enabler.

Learn more about how to future-proof your organisation with a custom software solutions, contact us today.

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