Precipitated by digitalization, IT transformation enables businesses to digitalize and optimize existing systems to route IT dollars back to the core of business. In order to succeed with IT transformation, businesses must seek to modernize infrastructures, automate IT processes, and shift both operating models and procedures to be more agile and ensure alignment between business and IT, Dell EMC explained.

All businesses are likely experiencing IT transformation on some level. However, there’s a difference between total transformation and making small changes. When you view IT transformation as a continuum, the conversation becomes about shifting business continuously to account for changes as they arise. For most organizations, it’s not as simple as deciding on an entirely new strategy and ripping out the whole infrastructure.

IT Transformation is a great word to describe what businesses need to do in the Age of Digitalization, but it arguably implies that it’s an abrupt, all-encompassing decision that can be executed on in one fell swoop, which is often not the case. The IT Transformation Continuum contains multiple infrastructures and workloads, and represents where your business stands in the ongoing process of innovating, phasing out legacy systems, and shifting operating models to excel in the digital economy.

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