“DX (Digital Transformation, hereafter DX)” has begun to attract attention around that. Renewal of existing businesses by introducing and utilizing IT technology is important for work style reform and operational efficiency.

This time, I will introduce 5 latest technologies and case studies that are useful for promoting DX.

5 latest technologies to advance DX!

There are various IT technologies that support DX promotion, such as blockchain and RPA. Now that DX is getting a lot of attention, it is no exaggeration to say that the key to success is which IT technology to actually choose. In addition, it seems that there are many cases where the utilization of IT technology is a combination of several technologies rather than a single technology.

Here are five of the latest IT technologies recommended by the sweep editorial department.

  1. IoT

IoT is an abbreviation for “Internet of Things” and is translated as “Internet of Things” in Japanese. The concept is that automation and efficiency will be improved by connecting all the devices around us, such as TVs, air conditioners, clocks, and eyeglasses, to the Internet to collect information and communicate with each other. The term IoT is said to have been first used by Kevin Ashton in the RFID Journal (22 July 2009).

IoT has the property that devices such as sensors and cameras collect information and send it to servers via the Internet, and efforts for personal services and industrial use are becoming more active.

  1. AI (artificial intelligence)

The word AI is an abbreviation for Artificial Intelligence in English. Artificial means “artificial” and Intelligence means “intelligence”. These two are connected to form the Japanese word “artificial intelligence.”

One thing that is often misunderstood is that “AI (artificial intelligence) itself is a technology.” In fact, AI (artificial intelligence) itself is just a definitive name, and what makes AI (artificial intelligence) is called “machine learning,” “reinforcement learning,” and “deep learning.”

For more information on IoT and AI (artificial intelligence), please refer to this article as well. What is the relationship between AI (artificial intelligence) and IoT?

  1. Cloud

Cloud is a form of computer usage that allows you to access various services and data from digital terminals such as personal computers and smartphones via the Internet. It has advantages in economy and system flexibility, and is recommended when you think “IT technology is your business first”.

Saving and operating data on the cloud is called “cloud computing”, and services provided using this mechanism are called “cloud services”. Typical cloud services include Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

  1. Big data

Big data refers to a huge collection of data obtained from devices that can connect to the Internet, such as personal computers, smartphones, wearable devices, various sensors, and cameras, due to the development of technology.

  1. 5G

5G is an abbreviation for “5th Generation”. The 5G “G” stands for “Generation,” the fifth-generation system of “mobile communication systems” that provide communication environments for mobile devices


When introducing DX, clarify the objectives such as improving management efficiency, reducing costs, expanding business and solving problems, improving business processes, building new business models, and accelerating global expansion, and sharing them with employees in the introduction department. Let’s do it. It is also important to understand IT technology and introduce appropriate IT technology according to the clarified purpose.