Change is Inevitable
Over the past decade, organisations have been consistently putting digital transformation as a top priority in their business. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the change, making what was unthinkable years before that, a new norm (i.e like the entire organisations working remotely). Yet, despite the idea of digital transformation gaining lots of traction and prominence in the business world, some organisations continue to struggle with technology adoption or change management among the employees.
In the era of digitisation, organisations are under pressure to remain relevant and competitive. Although new technology adoption can be quite daunting and complex for some companies and businesses, change management is extremely important to ensure that digital transformation initiatives are successful.
Many organisations have been reimagining the way they do their business since the pandemic. Each organisation will have a unique digital transformation’s journey, where some would introduce AI or cloud computing to enhance its customer experience or redesign its supply chain by using machine learning. Regardless of how companies choose to embed technology into their businesses, this will drive fundamental changes where it will increase efficiency and business agility, but ultimately, unlock new value for employees, customers and other stakeholders.
Adoption of cloud computing is increasing rapidly in Southeast Asia. In Malaysia, the cloud computing industry is expected to grow to US$3.7 billion in 2024 with a 13% compound annual growth rate (CAGR).
The emergence of cloud technology migration has been a major agenda in the field of computing over the last decade as it brings several advantages to businesses. Besides providing scalability, cost savings, and better security compared to on-premise solutions, it allows companies to access real-time data and analytics for better and faster decision-making. Because these technologies provide a scalable and secure ecosystem capable of cross-functional integration, cloud computing is an on-demand option for businesses to quickly adopt IT resources as well as remotely access their data anytime and from anywhere in the world.
The government through the MyDigital initiative has been pushing a “cloud-first” strategy in both federal and state governments to help drive the adoption of cloud services in Malaysia. This is in line with the country’s aspiration to become a technologically-advanced economy by 2030.
To meet the growing demands for cloud services in Asia Pacific, Google Cloud has announced their plans to include Malaysia into their cloud region in August 2022. This move would position the country as the key enablers to empower every Malaysian digitally through the development of technologies that will benefit the rakyat.
Both the public sector as well as enterprises have been well aware of the need to go digital first since the COVID-19 pandemic by taking the traditional way of doing business into capitalising enablers such as Google Cloud to improve their operational efficiencies.
In every case, though, starting a digital transformation journey requires a new mindset. It is a chance to reimagine how companies do things, often from the ground up.
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