When reference is made to a grid, we automatically think of an electricity grid that has a myriad of electrical wires crisscrossing the space above or below ground in the unceasing effort of providing electricity power to homes and other premises. There is, however, another type of grid that pervades the atmosphere with its invisible presence, a presence that can do great service to business development.
A Novel Approach to the Digital Grid
Many models have been put forward by digital experts about the boundless potential of the digital grid, a grid that has the ability to make companies such as electrical companies and private businesses run their businesses along digital grid lines to achieve more efficiency and a lower level of waste of time, money and manpower.
The concept transcends the utility grid and seeks to expand the boundaries of existing businesses to no longer see just themselves, but also the other businesses operating locally and in the larger world beyond. The individualistic status of long ago in the “me” has now changed to the “we”, a new approach to a whole new situation that precedes the full development of the business digital grid.
A start can already be seen in the focusing of efforts in the leveraging of social media, complex analytics, and innovative mobile usage and, of course, the immense potential of cloud storage. The activities of IoT (Internet of Things) in pulling together businesses into a hodgepodge of innovation and new business opportunities have become tantalizingly real.
The Digital Fabric That Will Eventually Engulf Business
The phenomenon of digital grid interconnectivity is something that cannot be overlooked or ignored. You either go with it or you should be a part of it or your business simply gets left behind. The pace of processes and transactions are happening so rapidly that it will be difficult to catch up if you don’t make the effort.
The level of connectivity will not only affect all the facets of businesses but will also impact customer relationships both at the local level and the wider one. This invisible confluence of interconnectivity has the real ability of connecting and scaling in ways never experienced before. Companies will be dealing with a myriad of processes as well as thousands and millions of employees and consumers respectively.
Companies are starting to understand that success will depend not only on leveraging this interconnectivity between them and their immediate employees and customers, but also by adopting a global view of connectivity with the businesses, individuals, and products from industries on a global scale.
A digital ecosystem is slowly unfolding and companies pioneering the trend are becoming aware of the positive implications it holds for their success (or failure). The reality of being hyper-connected and digitally driven has caught on and they know for the first time that they have the capacity to transform themselves into digitally run businesses.
What are you going to do? Sit on the sidelines or join in and become an active member of the digital grid?
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