Session 2: September 6, 2017
DISCUSSION ON “CHALLENGES AND BENEFITS OF HANDLING DIGITAL INFORMATION”
The Ortus CIO Group held its second session, discussing the challenges and benefits of handling digital information which came into place on the 6th of September 2017.
Below is a summary of the key issues touched upon in the session:
Digital Information Technology is often confused to be of the same bearing as Information Technology. Our moderator, Lauro Matias, took time to explain how Digital Information Technology’s focal point would be in accordance to “the consumer-facing side” whilst Information Technology would be more about “the support for Digital Information Technology and its back-end”.
Losing Control of Digital Information Technology has been a prime key point discussed as it has been revolving within the idea of “how to properly handle digital information” along with the mere fact that data was once far from difficult with regards to being obtained, copied, shared and disseminated.
New Communication Mediums which parties, both internally and externally, can communicate thoroughly about digital information. Some members of the group shared their experience in adopting new platforms such as Slack and Facebook for Business.
Optimized rules were never needed or required before, yet currently some of the group members have been implementing ‘new rules’ into their existing organization in order to cope with the revolution of the alighting Digital Information Technology. Others have yet to develop a coherent strategy to deal with the advent of new digital platforms.
Varying Digital Development Cycle of industries and the need to evolve applicable variation amongst members. Banks and similar industries have their hands tied due to legacy platforms and due to the fact, they are controlling sensitive data. Other sectors, such as the education sector, are free to fully embrace Digital Information Technology.