Why we need a Digital Enlightenment

Digital-EvolutionJust as digitalization leads to acceleration, networking leads to change. That is the nature of digital networking, and it is changing the world around us: the way companies do business, the processes that run our businesses, and even the people who use digitally networked systems to work or communicate. To describe what is going on, many expert use the term “Digital Transformation”.

Only it isn’t always immediately apparent where this change is happending, what the result will be and how this affects the bottom line. The greatest challenge managers face in a digitalized and networked business world is determining exactly how these trends are impacting their enterprise and its business environment They then must react quickly and intelligently. Those who are best at adapting to Digital Transformation will be the winners and the race is to the swift.

Digitalization and networking thus prove to be two sides of the same coin; complementary forces that operate at Internet speed. Not only the development of technology is touched by this, but our entire way of life along with the societies we live in, the businesses where we work and even our personal sense of wellbeing.

In “Through the Looking Glass”, Lewis Carrol’s charming little book for children of all ages, the Red Queen takes Alice by the hand and pulls her away, running hard until the little girl is tired out and has to stop to catch her breath. To her surprise, she discovers that she is still standing where she started off. When she complains, the Red Queen replies: “You must come from a slow sort of country! Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!”

Welcome to the land behind the computer screen where we all have the feeling that things are happening much faster than in the real world; faster than we can realize or understand what is going on and everything seems to be happening at fast forward.

This blog is intended as a discussion space where experts and informed laypersons can exchange ideas and opinions, hopefully creating an ongoing discussion about where we are headed and where we want to go, about rules we want to set ourselves and goals we want to achieve. Anyone is welcome to contribute in a spirit of positive, upbeat and uplifting exchange. Together, we can change the world – or at least shape the way it is changing before it is too late!

One thought on “Why we need a Digital Enlightenment

  1. Tim Cole February 2, 2015 / 9:33 am

    At least that’s a beginning. More good work, please!


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