By Umme Sutarwala - May 03, 2021 3 Mins Read
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s critical for businesses to come up with innovative ways to upgrade their infrastructure utilizing digital transformation to stand out in the post-pandemic landscape.
There are thousands of debates taking place across the globe over the impact of the pandemic on the business and economic landscape. Remote working is a complete game-changer: On-premises data center projects were changed, shelved, or reduced. Moreover, employees were confused, supply chains were blocked, funds were transferred, and management focus was rigorously examined.
According to a recent survey by Capgemini, 60% of organizations reported they have digital capabilities while 62% said they have the leadership skills needed for digital transformation.
Hybrid onsite/offsite solutions are all set to become the new normal resulting in smaller office spaces. Some of the newest developments in digital transformation include BaaS (Backup as a Service), mobility management, edge computing, in addition to solutions incorporating machine learning and artificial intelligence.
It’s impossible to discard major infrastructure projects after several months of mindful planning and budgeting. Datacenter transformation projects, to be specific, will begin again in the second half of 2021. Meanwhile, let’s take a closer look at a few ways for revitalizing infrastructure plans related to digital transformation initiatives.
Reset the strategy
Irrespective of the involvement of migration to data center providers, implementation of high-level security systems, or updating voice technology, updating, and reaffirming the strategy will always be the most relevant approach for re-establishing momentum. Businesses must document their plans and strategies as it allows them to peel back the layers and understand what is important and what it takes in order to be successful.
Involving senior executives is always a good idea. Having C-suite executives sign off on plans can make it easier for businesses to provide the right direction to the staff that will be implementing it. It is also advised to keep managers in the loop as it creates room for opportunity to listen to their concerns and record the decisions made.
Know the importance of cloud
Almost every organization strives to be in the cloud but aren’t clear as to what elements must be included in their cloud strategy. Knowing what they need and having comprehensive knowledge about their cloud strategy will help businesses execute it effectively.
Before ramping up any stalled transformation projects, reevaluating the cloud strategy within the current context is highly recommended by industry leaders. Remote working has drastically changed how businesses work. Therefore, organizations must prepare a plan including a few questions like what is the importance of cloud amid remote working, what are the company’s goals to be achieved with cloud computing, is there a need to reassess the strategy. These will give a better understanding of what needs to be done and which projects no longer serve the business needs.
Increased reliability for IT
One thing that the COVID-19 pandemic has proven in the business world is that IT plays a significant role in the continuity of the business. Also, smart, reliable digital platforms and smart, reliable people to administer them are extremely important to carry out day-to-day operations.
Umme Sutarwala is a Global News Correspondent with OnDot Media. She is a media graduate with 2+ years of experience in content creation and management. Previously, she has worked with MNCs in the E-commerce and Finance domain
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