Migrating Your Physical Business into the Digital Space

DATE: Feb, 2   COMMENTS: 0   AUTHOR: Allan Azarola

With so many new online casinos vying for the attention of players from as far away as across international borders, as someone who is interested in the inner-workings of the business world you must have certainly started to cultivate some thoughts around business migration. Perhaps you have your very own business and you might be thinking of migrating it into the digital space, as is done by many casino operators.

Migration is a significant challenge for any business, but for those based in the UK it becomes more complicated when you consider that you might be moving your business to a foreign country.

In many cases, you will no longer be a UK resident so not eligible for the same workplace rights and benefits, your head office may have relocated to a different country and there will have been other practical implications such as making arrangements for your employees to receive medical and pension benefits.

With all these challenges, it’s no wonder that many businesses feel that their digital strategy suffers as a result. One issue is ensuring that their business applications function properly and smoothly in the new country, something which can be a nightmare without specialist knowledge and experience of the local market.

It can be difficult to know where to start with creating a digital growth strategy, which is why many businesses will look for support from experts in this field. They can help ensures that the migration of the physical business to the digital world goes smootly, especially as there can be so many different factors that might impact the technical elements of the process, ranging from global technology standards to legal and regulatory issues.

But if you are already thinking about migrating your physical business into the digital space, you will probably be aware that, along with other trends such as digitisation, rising environmental concerns and a growing movement towards more localised supply chains, this process should become an increasing necessity for businesses of all sizes and sectors.

The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) believes that Brexit and other factors mean that migrating physical business operations into the digital world will become even more important. As a result, NATOA has published a five-step plan that can help businesses achieve this goal:

The creation of a digital transformation roadmap to help you identify the most significant IT solutions and services that will help you achieve a transformation into a digital organisation;

Becoming aware of the opportunities presented by digital transformation and how they will impact on your business processes;

Planning to invest in an appropriate digital transformation solution. For example, looking at a cloud-based retail pos system if you’re a shop looking to move to online ordering;

Understanding how the technology in your business processes works and which devices they can be used with;

Planning for the move, taking into account compliance with the relevant legislation and changing your workforce.

This can be quite a time consuming process and it’s understandable that many businesses are reluctant to embark on such a lengthy and complex project, particularly as there are so many uncertainties and unknowns. However, NATOA’s digital transformation roadmap could provide a route map for you to follow when it comes to making the right decisions about the options available to you.

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