Digitize (A/D), Digitalize (Digital Transformation) – The Differences


digitization, digitize Digitization[1] is the process of converting information into a digital (i.e. computer-readable) format, in which the information is organized into bits.[1][2] ” [A]

“is creating a digital (bits and bytes) version of analog/physical things such as paper documents, microfilm images, photographs, sounds and more” [B]

digitalization, digitalize en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_transformation (no specific article on digitalization but this word actually redirects to digitization)

“In business, digitalization most often refers to enabling, improving and/or transforming business operations and/or business functions and/or business models/processes and/or activities, by leveraging digital technologies and a broader use and context of digitized data, turned into intelligence and actionable knowledge (remember DIKW?), with a specific benefit in mind.

It requires digitization of information but it means more and at the very center of it is data, nowadays lots of data and big data.” [B]



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