It may seem old hat, now, to say speed is the key to keeping up modern business enterprise. But for many businesses who chase the next shiny object, but don’t follow through, it can be detrimental. The year 2020 caused a shift many didn’t expect for a few years, and the buzzwords we’re used to hearing now, are no longer buzzwords but imperative digital transformation strategies to future proof your business.Data-driven technology. Automation tools. Cloud solutions. Virtual offices and remote employees. All these vanguards offer more agility, speed, and flexibility than ever before leaving glacial legacy systems behind. Add to this the globally available talent pool to pull from, and the world truly is your oyster. Pearls of wisdom notwithstanding. But within this, the human element meets digital transformation driving a need for cultural transformation as well.BELOW ARE 8 TRENDS OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN 2022:One Cloud, Two Cloud. Hybrid Cloud Computing Systems – Security will be the driving force behind hybrid, multi-cloud computing systems. The mix of public and private cloud systems will be more flexible with combined services from different suppliers, allowing more secure access to staff, and speeding up data processing to complete tasks.Virtualization – Work from home, remote working, and remote learning will allow access to a global talent pool as well the opportunity to offer education on a more global scale. Though face-to-face won’t go away, virtual reality tools will offer hybrid opportunities for work and learning. Renewable Energy – Though still relatively new in the digital transformation space, renewable energy solutions to combat climate change are on the rise.5G – For those working from home, 5G is the speed which is key. Offering reduced latency, increased speed, and installations to support stronger wireless connectivity, it will be a boon to the modern workforce.Quantum Computing – Imagine a computer that is more than the sum of its parts. Quantum mechanics married to technology, could allow humans to create technology to solve problems never before considered or realized driving a variety of possibilities for business value.Automation Drives Digital Transformation – Without automation, it’s difficult to have digital transformation. But as businesses adopt these technologies, the benefits will be seen at every level including the business manager who uses automation to keep up-to-date and run their business operations smoothly.Online Business Models Will Increase – There is rarely a single source opportunity to purchase a product or service today, and as online business models shift to complement existing models or create new ones, additional revenue streams are the focus of this trend. In marketing, it might be omnichannel offering customers a variety of methods to make their purchases, speed up delivery, and more while ensuring customer satisfaction through instant opportunities for feedback.Improved Customer Experience – Online retail shares increased to nineteen percent in 2020 as governments worldwide imposed lockdowns. Businesses ready to serve customers at this time, realized the benefit and the opportunity to improve the customer experience at every level and used digital transformation tools to boost and exeed customer expectations. By leveraging e-commerce, data analytics and automation tools, forward thinking businesses opened up a more efficient way to conduct their business.Ready to get started, if you haven’t already, future-proofing your business for life? Do you want to help businesses craft and develop their digital transformation strategies for the future? If you’re interested in Digital Analytics, Digital Transformation, Data Science, Machine Learning, or Robotics just to name a few, Harnham may have a role for you. Check out our latest Digital Analytics jobs or contact one of our expert consultants to learn more. For our West Coast Team, contact us at (415) 614 – 4999 or send an email to email@example.com. For our Arizona Team, contact us at (602) 562 7011 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For our Mid-West and East Coast teams contact us at (212) 796-6070 or send an email to email@example.com.