Tata Communications, CII launch tool to help firms assess digital transformation

Tata Communications, CII launch tool to help firms assess digital transformation
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5 Apr, 2019

The CII-Tata Communications Centre for Digital Transformation (CDT) has launched an online tool for enterprises to assess their digital transformation journey.

The self-assessment tool, named “Digital Maturity Appraisal”, will help Indian industries navigate their digital roadmaps better as the business landscape undergoes rapid changes led by digital technologies, according to a statement.

The tool, which is measured using six dimensions of digital vision and strategy, will allow firms to benchmark themselves against the national and industry average.

The CDT was established last April by digital infrastructure firm Tata Communications in partnership with industry body Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) to assist the Indian industry with utilising digital technologies.

“Regardless of the scale, size or sector, every business is undergoing digitisation to improve business efficiencies. However, lack of access to guidelines and a clear road map remains key barriers to digital transformation," said Sumeet Walia, chief sales and marketing officer at Tata Communications. Walia is also the chairman of CDT.

He added that Digital Maturity Appraisal will bridge this gap and help understand the current level of technology adoption in India.

CDT is tasked with accelerating the digital journey of its members while providing training and consulting services to organisations, thereby improving the efficiency of their service delivery, the statement added.

Rudramuni B, vice president and centre head of Dell EMC, who is also the co-chair of CDT, said that the emerging technologies such as 5G, artificial intelligence and blockchain, among others, will transform business efficiency and effectiveness in an unprecedented manner for enterprises.

"While the gravity of this transformation may vary among firms of various sizes, serving various functions and industries, CDT has been formed to address various challenges to digital transformation, seize the upcoming market opportunities, and prepare enterprises for a dynamic future,” Rudramuni said.