Terminology

Terminology and clarifications.

DIGITALIZATION

Digitalization can be refined as integration of digital technology in our daily lives by digitalizing video, audio, documents and/or signal as bits and bytes to describe things and contents. 
Digitalization is changing and creating new business models and producing new innovations.
As a side effect of digitalization organizations' new products and services added value is relalized with technology as cost savings, new products and service features, increased efficiency of processes and improvement of efficiency. 
Digitalization is not just managing the digital information in the organization's countless information systems but producing new value with information. Digitalization is affecting all areas of our society and implies changes in the organizations' businesses. For example sales, marketing, customer service, manufacturing of products and services, financial management and leadership. 
 

MOBILITY

Organization's mobility is combining of mobile devices and applications (apps) so that the achieved end result serves the business to the best extent.  

MODERN MOBILITY

Modern mobility is in addition to the combining of mobile devices and apps content management (=typically documents). Content management means for example reading and editing documents by the user regardless of time and place. The user has data secure access to the content regardless of his/her location. Respectively the access to the content is possible with any mobile device at any time.  

DEVELOPING MOBILITY

Developing mobility is interactional and continuous, and the activities are based on dialogue and cooperation between business and ICT management. Practically this means active and spontaneous planning of business to utilize modern information technology in the ever-tightnening global competition. The goal of developing mobility is to produce better customer service and customer encounters together with ICT management, with which organization's business needs are achieved. 

MOBILE STRATEGY

Mobile strategy is long term activity of organization that is used to introduce and develop mobile devices and software, while listening the views of business and in consideration of data security and costs. 
Mobilestrategy is emphasizing operative abilities by increasing the know-how of personnel and the efficiency of work with modern technology. 
 

DIGI STRATEGY / DIGITALIZATION STRATEGY

Contemporary and global business needs a digitalization strategy (also known as digi strategy). The concepts mentioned in the previous chapters mobile strategy and mobility are an essential part of it. Mobile strategy, mobility and digi strategy are developing the efficiency of business with modern technology. 

Digi strategy is the organization's joint view on where the digitalization of business is aiming for and how to reach those common goals. 

Implementation requires an organized approach in the form of common plan, answering the following questions:

  • What is your business' common goal for digitalization?
  • With what means and actions are we going to achieve this common goal? 
  • How do we together prioritize the core means and actions to achieve this goal? 

Digi strategy differs from the other company level strategies for being more dense and updatable. Digital world can be described with the word velocity and that is why digi strategy should be updated 2-4 times a year. 

 

INTERNET OF THINGS, IoT 

Interne tof things as a term has profiled more for products and services meant for consumers. It's everyday to see or have contactless electricity meters, tablet computers with internet access, digital cameras, wireless devices applications for personal health and soon cars and fridges with internet accessibilty. 

IoT emphasizes the consumer level needs and innovations from bottom to top. Industrial internet in principle is emphasizing industrial needs - the top to bottom progressive development where the corporation level needs are defining the innovation needs on a lower level.  

INDUSTRIAL INTERNET

Industrial internet can be seen as composition of three main elements:
1) Smart machines and devices 2) Progressed analytics and 3) People

Smart machines and devices are networked with each other and they are added with smart sensors and detectors, software and directions. Progressed analytics includes analysing the sensors and detectors and automation of forecasting. This forms the overall picture of how individual machines and bigger systems work. People, in this case employees, are by the chosen user interface digitally connected to the industrial working environment and so they can affect the quality, manufacturing process, maintenance and safety better than before. 

TECHNOLOGICAL ECOSYSTEM

Technologicla ecosystem is the common product or technology platform or environment of many organizations. It consists of the important components' technology platforms that relate to products and services, and they enable the networked cooperation.  
As an example of a successful ecosystem, Apple whose many techninal products, applications and cloud services that combine into a seamless entity. 

CONSUMERIZATION (BYOD - Bring Your Own Device)

Consumerization usually means a trend originated in the US, where the employees bring their own smart devices (laptops, tablets, smatphones) to their workplace and wish to use them in their work. The reason for this often is that the organization they work in hasn't been able to provide such devices and services to their staff that the employees have used to work with in their previous job or in their free time.

See: Go Mobile: Employee Owned Devices