Digital transformation was a trendy topic that gave off the impression of being at the cutting edge of technology. By 2020, this buzzword had become overused to the degree that it lost its true meaning. While there were some real intentions behind these words in 2010 when digital transformation first became popular as an industry term due primarily to IBM's recognition of IT-as-a-service provisioning model for enterprises, people got tired hearing about it too often. It became a popular topic at many panel discussions with topics like "digital disruption" but adoption rates were patchy.
When the pandemic hit, we saw companies learn to transform in real time as they simultaneously juggled a new way of working with their workforce. The epidemic forced businesses to accelerate digitization efforts – it was no longer optional but critical for survival. Many teams and organizations initially found themselves struggling with programs that had not fully implemented or were still evolving workflows, so transition often wasn't seamless at first.
The pandemic gave us a crash course in reality. It showed everyone that companies will always need to move quickly, adopt new technologies, and do something unexpected. The ability to do these things quickly and in an automated way impacts your business's digital transformation. At Wipro, we have been helping our clients use intelligent processes for their day-to-day operations which are designed around cognitive computing capabilities like artificial intelligence (AI) analytics and augmented data visualization solutions; this helps disrupt old world practices with innovative thinking while also improving efficiency across the board!
Luckily, the infrastructure to catalyze this swift evolution is already in place with cloud technology. Cloud technology provides companies from every size and industry with supercharged business responsiveness - enabling them to move faster than ever before by adopting new technologies (like remote collaboration) at their own pace without IT resources; providing customers access to information across devices when they need it most, on demand through mobile apps or e-mail updates; giving employees work options like working remotely or working as part of a virtual team.
For years Wipro has been dedicated to helping clients hyper-automate processes, redefine operations and reimagine their customer journey. Wipro believes in working in a collaborative ecosystem, and over time, we’ve launched several projects with our partners at IBM. Wipro and IBM make a great team together.
Together, Wipro and IBM have collaborated to bring automation innovations to clients in the Middle Eastern manufacturing sector. We were engaged in creating a strategic digital business automation platform to deliver various services through the manufacturer’s e-portal. Creating a robust solution around IBM’s technology that addressed the client’s needs helped us be successful. In doing so, we were able to improve productivity and workflow for the client.
And this is why, at IBM Think 2021, we announced our intent to join IBM’s broader ecosystem of partners, using IBM’s new Automation Foundation and IBM Cloud Paks for Automation to manage and modernize its mission-critical workloads across hybrid cloud environments.
We’re now in an environment where most enterprises have multiple clouds and plenty to choose from. More importantly, 73% of our clients believe that the ability to move between those clouds is a high-priority area.
IBM Cloud Paks for Automation, AI-powered hybrid cloud software solutions built on Red Hat OpenShift, offer enterprises a portable, flexible and secured path to optimization by automating business and IT processes to accelerate growth.
Our ultimate goal is to help streamline business processes through AI-powered automated tasking using data analytics.
This new offering will allow our customers to unlock their digital transformation in an efficient, streamlined, and cost-effective way.
The past year of remote work has taught us a lot, and it hasn’t always been easy. We believe that this is the solution to help bridge the divide between modern workloads across hybrid cloud environments. As the world begins to see light at end of long tunnel, leaders are empowered for new challenges which may arise in future.