Covid-19 is not the first massively disruptive event we have had to navigate, and it will certainly not be the last. But what we are now managing makes clear that the maturity of an organization’s digital posture directly impacts its resilience and ability to adapt quickly to these types of external shock.
In military strategy, force posture is defined as the combination of materiel, capabilities, placement, infrastructure, personnel, industrial base and the economic wherewithal to bring capabilities to bear quickly. The same strategic analysis can be applied to any organization’s need to compete, grow and adapt to challenges in today’s digital economy. We use the term digital posture to describe that analysis.