10 Must-Read Guides to Digital Transformation


While it may just sound like a tech buzzword, digital transformation is so much more than that. The digital transformation is a complex and sometimes even daunting process that impacts multiple aspects of your business – all with the goal of creating efficient digital operations. And this process involves not only meeting the demands of changing technology, but also working in a way that adapts to these changes. Is your organisation struggling to keep up? Then keep reading…


Whether you’re a brand new startup or you’re simply looking to boost your business, we’ve got a great set of resources that will help you move forward.

In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the most valuable and informative digital transformation guides out there. These materials touch on various factors that must be considered in your journey to digital transformation.

Ready to discover the truth behind the digital transformation ‘buzzword’? Let’s get started…


1. Online Guide to Digital Business Transformation

Mopinion: 10 Must-Read Guides to Digital Transformation - iScoops Guide

iScoop’s Online Guide to Digital Business Transformation is a great guide to start with. The guide kicks off by touching on the ‘essence’ of digital transformation and how to make this a holistic approach within your organisation, followed by several chapters that dive into the evolutions of digital transformation and ‘how it is present across various business processes and industries’. In fact, this universal approach makes it ideal for organisations in just about every market, from retail and manufacturing to healthcare and banking (and much more).

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2. The Ultimate Digital Transformation Roadmap

Mopinion: 10 Must-Read Guides to Digital Transformation - Hellosign Guide

This ‘no-nonsense’ Digital Transformation Roadmap, created by Hellosign provides with a clear cut, 10-step explanation for getting your organisation in full control of digital initiatives and instilling effective digital-first strategies. Hellosign’s theory is that ‘if you define the importance of digital transformation through cultural and financial signals, your more likely to get your entire team on board when it comes time to launch and scale your efforts’. That’s why their guide start with tips on how to get the full support of your management team before you do anything. And we couldn’t agree with this more…

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3. Digital Transformation: A Cheat Sheet

Everyone loves a good ‘cheat sheet’. And this one, created by TechRepublic certainly covers all the bases, with best practices, challenges, tech and more. Their guide is particularly interesting because it has a dedicated section focused on which kinds of technologies you’ll need to have in place for a digital transformation; something that not many guides think to include. From IoT and blockchain to big data, AI and machine learning, there are certainly some interesting insights here. TechRepublic also includes a number of success stories from other organisations which makes it a good read.

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4. A Step-by-Step Guide to Digital Transformation

Mopinion: 10 Must-Read Guides to Digital Transformation - Bain and Company Guide

Bain & Company’s guide to digital transformation might also be worth taking a look at. This resource looks at four key building blocks that form a ‘high-level checklist’ for digital transformations: digital strategy, business model, enablers (e.g. what you need to get there) and orchestration. Perhaps a bit more extract, but don’t let that fool you. There are definitely some questions in here that will get you thinking. Where is my industry headed? What will my company’s role be in the future? How will I move forward while adapting along the way?

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5. The Ultimate Guide to IT & Digital Transformation

Mopinion: 10 Must-Read Guides to Digital Transformation - Digital Marketing Institute Guide

This guide – written by the Digital Marketing Institute – is heavily focused on IT departments, helping them find ways to work more efficiently and drive digital transformation. Here you’ll find tips about adopting new technologies early, matching the pace of digital, collaboration with other departments and more.

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6. The Definitive Guide to Digital Transformation

AdWeek has produced quite a lot of informative content on the topic of digital transformation, however this guide is particularly interesting. It’s a comprehensive guidebook that includes lessons from over 30 business leaders and brands (e.g. Domino’s, Lego, and more). Reading through these ‘best practices’ of leading marketers will definitely help guide you in putting digital CX at the heart of your business.

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7. Step-By-Step, How To Guide To Digital Transformation

Mopinion: 10 Must-Read Guides to Digital Transformation - Digitalist Mag Guide

This guide, based on a Digital Business Innovation framework developed by Digital Bridge Partners & SAP, looks at five areas that can help businesses prepare for a digital transformation. These five elements include: leadership, digital strategy, innovation model, IT operations and platform. It’s more of a checklist than a guide but it does a good job of helping you identify where your organisation is currently at.

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8. Define, Price and Plan a Digital Transformation

Mopinion: 10 Must-Read Guides to Digital Transformation - InfoQ Guide

InfoQ’s guide is somewhat different from most other guides to digital transformation. They show that while there are tons of articles listing the reasons behind digital transformation failures, there are ‘very few that offer an actionable and comprehensible approach to help organisations plan and execute their digital strategy more effectively’. And that is exactly what they do in this guide by introducing a framework and breaking down the building blocks of that framework.

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9. Digital Transformation in 2019: Lessons learned the hard way

Mopinion: 10 Must-Read Guides to Digital Transformation - ZDNet Guide

Okay, perhaps not a ‘guide’ but definitely a great resource. This article (by ZDNet) runs through lessons learned by other companies who have embarked on the journey of digital transformation. It also includes a number of trends regarding topics such as integrating digital initiatives, communication techniques, making digital transformation more sustainable and more.

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10. Digital transformation strategy guide: From e-fax to AI

Mopinion: 10 Must-Read Guides to Digital Transformation - TechTarget Guide

Last (but certainly not least!), is SearchContent Management’s digital strategy guide. This guide has a little bit of everything. It starts out with steps on how to ‘go paperless’ (the first steps of digitisation), then dives in to different tools and platforms that help organisations in their transition. It also includes a number of case studies which are definitely an interesting read. Don’t have much time? Check out the library of video interviews!

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