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    Week 09
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    Keeping up with digital transformation

    A fascinating article in The Margin, which unpacks the latest Margin Channel Survey, indicates that while digital transformation is proving far more than just hype, it’s also not “a quick fix or an overnight sensation”.

    However, as South African business struggles simultaneously with a recession and trying to keep pace with the realities of an increasingly complex business landscape, the survey indicates that the channel is lagging behind when it comes to building sustainable business models to meet the changing needs of consumers.

    Are the inherent limitations in spend, infrastructure and education pullin the potential of the digitalisation down into the dark? The short answer is – maybe yes, maybe no. The Survey found that it was in building suitable business models that the channel was lagging behind (54.1%), and this can be attributed to the fact that the channel knows that digital transformation is here, but they don’t know how to transform. From the survey numbers it shows that few programmes are fully adjusted to the new dynamics of cloud (5%) and it would seem that collaboration and a focus on innovative new ways of doing business is a priority.

    Kyocera has always prided itself in finding innovative ways of doing business while holding true to the humane philosophy to always do our best for our colleagues. By working hard for our colleagues and working closely with our partners, trusting each other and forming close working relationships, we can and are building an unbeatable work group.

    It is through these brave partnerships that we see a way through disruption and digital transformation. Together we can adapt and reshape business models and skills to offer what is most needed. No matter what challenges the customer might face, Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa puts knowledge to work by combining an award-winning range of device technology and business software to help clients capture, organise and share information securely. All the while exploring new ways to use data to drive innovation and competitive advantage within the business.

    Lee-Ann Kellner - Dealer Sales Manager - KYOCERA Document Solutions South Africa

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