Australian businesses preparing for a ‘new era of digital urgency’

It has been estimated that in the next four years, over six million digital workers will be required across Australia to keep up with the rapid technological evolution.

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Research by tech heavyweight Amazon has forecasted for almost an 80 per cent increase of ‘newly skilled and reskilled workers’ by 2025 to keep up with the digital evolution of the world’s economy and ecosystem. It’s also estimated the average Australian worker will need at least seven new digital skills on their resume in that same time.  

It has become apparent this will present a great challenge for business owners and the current workforce, many of whom will need to revamp and upskill if they want to remain relevant.  

“This is a new era of digital urgency,” foreshadows the Hon. Chris Pearce. The former politician, now Managing Partner of global digital business DB Results, has observed firsthand how more and more businesses are transforming existing systems and adopting digital shopfronts.  

“At DB Results, developing and revamping digital capabilities is what we do,” Pearce says.  

However, Pearce explains why it is critical that customers are equipped to take over at the helm at handover after implementing a new technology in a business.  

“We work alongside customers to ensure they have the skills that will keep them ‘future fit’. Training their teams in the use of technological transformations is integral to this and forms a significant part of our support in the overall delivery of any digital enhancements.”   

Wave of the future  

As Digital Business specialists, DB Results are staying ahead of the curve by adding an extra 200 staff to its technology teams, as well as developing relationships with a number of new technology partners and training staff in the optimum use of these platforms.  

DB Results has also made a concentrated effort to invest in its own people by investing in an in-house learning and development platform, DB Academy, which provides employees with access to hundreds of virtual courses to further develop skills in their own time. The platform has so far proven how a dedication to learning and participation can increase opportunities for promotion, while both the company and clients benefit from staff remaining up to date with rapidly evolving technology.   

Partnerships with world-class educators and collaborating educational institutions also keep DB Results at the forefront, whilst ensuring the talent pool is kept topped up via the company’s graduate program.   

“RMIT is currently one of the highest ranked in terms of innovation around blockchain, so it’s really important for us to have such partnerships where we can collaborate to commercialise that technology, as well as provide access to the best students,” explains DB Results’ Chairman, Rhonda O’Donnell.   

The former Telstra Businesswoman of the Year first connected with DB Results as a customer. “I experienced firsthand that they were, and still are, really focused on delivering results. Anybody that wants to digitise their business, become more relevant, more effective, more efficient and more competitive is an organisation that should be talking to DB Results. Importantly, this extends to digital graduates who are keen to join a team that strives to keep up with the pace and deliver results.” 

For more information visit DB Results’ website here.  

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