“You can’t stop the change, any more than you can stop the suns from setting.” — Shmi Skywalker in The Phantom Menace
Translation: “Digital transformation is happening all around us and in every industry.”
It’s not easy to step out of your comfort zone, as Anakin’s mother recognized his uncertainty when faced with a new challenge. Over the past two years, the pandemic fueled years of digital transformation in just a few months, as workforces were moved to remote environments and IT projects were migrated to the cloud. It’s normal to feel hesitation and uncertainty, but shifting to a digital-led environment is a requirement in 2022. Good news though: the route to digital transformation might be simpler than you think.
“Today we fight for more than the Republic. Today we fight for all our brothers back home.” — Captain Rex in The Clone Wars
Translation: “Today, we establish a sustainable corporate responsibility program for all of the future generations to come.”
May the Fourth falls just a few weeks after Earth Day and just a week after Arbor Day, so the connection to making the world a better place couldn’t be more timely. In the Clone Wars, Captain Rex was looking out for more than just himself; he saw the big picture and the importance of fighting for a bigger cause. There are significant benefits to why organizations should invest in community relations or embed environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics into company culture, but none more important than the fact that we have the ability, right now, to start making impactful change for those that will follow in our footsteps.
“This is the Way.” — The Armorer in The Mandalorian
Translation: “The entire IT ecosystem solves end user challenges together.”
“This is the way” is the moral code and mantra used by the Mandalorian people to declare unspoken rules of protection and commitment. In the IT ecosystem, the mantra is closer to “the most important asset we have is each other.” Establishing a strong network of connections is a powerful way to solve end user challenges. One way we achieve that is through peer-to-peer communities, where like-minded individuals can share best practices and drive innovation in the channel.