How does digitalization change the way we work in the Internet age?

When the division of labor first appeared in society, we still worked by hand, and the productivity of the whole society was extremely inefficient. The advent of computers has increased productivity – a job that used to be done by 10 people may be done by just one person. The emergence of the Internet has made a qualitative leap in the way we work, making work more productive and no longer limited to location, completing an entire qualitative metamorphosis. In the current digital age, Internet products are quietly changing our work and life.

In 1996, “Digital Survival Publishing”, the American scholar Negroponte mentioned in the book that digitalization would bring a new way of life for people: human beings exist in a virtual, digital survival activity space, applying digital technology to communicate and spread, work and learn. At that time, computers had just entered the Chinese market and were not yet popular, and having a “Big Brother” was a symbol of wealth and status. Chinese people looked at the world in books as if they were reading a science fiction novel. Today, many of the book’s prophecies have come true. Online video has replaced videotape, newspapers and magazines have a more suitable presentation, and platforms use data analysis to push users to the content they need most.

I. New productivity tools.

Since the development of society, people’s productivity tools have gone through several iterations. From cattle and horses to machines, and then to computers, and a series of software tools derived from computers. For example, Microsoft Office was born in the nineties, people can use it to create documents, forms and PPTs, and send them to other team members. But with the rapid development of the Internet industry, people’s needs for office software are becoming more and more diverse. By 2021, there will be a new productivity tool completing financing every month on average, enough to see the contradictory status of the mismatch between user needs and actual resources. In the traditional collaboration model, team members create documents, send them to other members, and repeatedly modify them as a rule.

Such an offline collaboration model is not efficient, and team communication costs are high, and chaos is more likely to occur. Online collaboration tools are a great solution to this problem, allowing multiple members to view and edit the same document online in real time.

The shift from offline to online, from individual to team, is a reflection of the shift in human social work patterns. Work is increasingly emphasizing teamwork, no longer working alone. And more and more new needs arise in such a working mode, such as brainstorm, meeting, work schedule and progress tracking. There are many online documents on the market, but most of them are fragmented and only provide simple collaborative services. What people are looking forward to is a system of digital tools that can link documents, meetings, attendance, and even daily sticky notes using just one product. Just like Apple’s ecology, if you log in the same Apple ID, you can have a smooth experience in different terminals, and data can be shared in different terminals at any time, and information copied on iPhone can be directly pasted on mac in the next second.

Second, the new decision-making brain.In 2018, adopt a cow full access to the nail. Before that, the company had been facing a problem: the dairy industry has a long industrial chain, from feed to cow health, from production to quality inspection, no part of it can be faulted. In the past, the company relied on primitive human supervision, with administrators spending nearly an hour a day filling out forms that were complex and error-prone. More importantly, data could not flow between the links, forming data silos and making it difficult to make quick decisions. Information asymmetry and cumbersome cross-departmental communication are problems that many large companies are prone to, and to solve them, they need to rely on business informatization and digitization. Digitization is like an infinitely connected spider web. Each node in the spider web is an independent information center, and the spider can stand anywhere in the network, but is inextricably linked to any node, capturing information from every point in a comprehensive manner and making agile and accurate decisions.

After Adopt a Cow connected ranching employees and upstream suppliers to Nails, the entire staff had a new productivity tool and realized the digitization of the organization. After that, Adopt a Cow integrated the silage system with Nails, and business people logged into the system to enter information about plot surveys, harvesting, and transportation in the app. After completing the survey, Nails will generate a feed pricing sheet in the background, which will be pushed to the supplier after financial review, easily completing the entire process of pricing, confirmation and crediting. This change brings a series of chain effects: less time to fill out the form, less manpower required, higher efficiency, and higher product quality control.

For small and medium-sized enterprises, the biggest pain point of digital upgrade is the lack of development capacity. Enterprises have an urgent need to transform to digitalization, but no code capability to match it. Nail’s code-light development platform for enterprises is a great solution to this challenge. Nails makes code modular in the underlying architecture, so developers don’t need to have high development skills to create applications for the required scenarios. Low code allows everyone to be a developer, which in turn helps companies lower the digital threshold. Liuzhou, Guangxi’s Liugang Group cold rolling mill, 90% of the plant’s business moved to the nail, and through the nail’s low-code development platform, quickly build hundreds of personalized applications to suit their business needs. After building a digital transparent factory with nails, any equipment abnormality on the cold rolling mill production line can be quickly notified to people. The heavy industry of the past has become “lighter” because of digitalization.

Business digitization means that the digital technology is deeply into the production, supply, sales and research, manufacturing and other business processes, so that business data to achieve real-time flow, and fully connected, neither error-free, nor time difference. Enterprises through the nail, you can achieve the data of different business through. At the same time, business systems are also able to connect across scenarios and organizations to achieve the connection between business scenarios and communication collaboration in the form of group plug-ins, interactive cards, and application robots presented in chat messages, groups, and workstations. Ultimately, what business digitization brings to the enterprise is a new decision-making brain, based on the overall control of data, to achieve accurate analysis and decision-making. It makes the efficiency of talent, resource and information circulation to the extreme. This is using the least amount of silk to weave the biggest net.

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