Businesses and organisations can never sit back and relax with an attitude of “it’ll all work out”. Most people realised this before the pandemic hit last spring, but the consequences of Covid-19 made it painfully clear how important it is to have an agile operating model capable of adapting to rapid change. Read on to see how to take the first steps toward flexible IT provision that cuts costs without cutting corners on on security.
Studies and analyses carried out since the outbreak of the pandemic all point to the same thing. Remote working and online meetings are here to stay, as is an ever-faster pace of change. This means businesses must constantly challenge old structures that inhibit change. They must continue to be just as bold, flexible and quick-off-the-mark as many proved to be when the pandemic struck.
For most businesses, in concrete terms this means a fundamental shift to make their organisation more flexible and keep it that way.
For many, moving to the kind of scalable solutions offered by hybrid cloud services is a first step towards a flexible digital strategy, and there are many vendors today who can help businesses create a hybrid IT environment that is flexible, secure and supports an evolving modus operandi. However, to maximise the positive impact of the cloud for your business, you’ll need to look beyond the technology. Although these solutions are relatively straightforward to implement, the path to optimum cloud operation is often strewn with challenges that need to be continually addressed. This requires new work processes and flexibility in the way IT is managed.