The continuously changing business technology scenario has driven CIOs to always stay in tune with the business needs, effectively managing their IT infrastructure to align with it. They need to contribute in reinventing the technologies used, for business to meet the demands of the customer. The need of the hour for the organizations is to work upon embracing this evolution to create a growth-oriented future ready workplace.
The year 2021 is coming to an end, the traditional office as we know it is behind us, and the workforces have comfortably settled in a hybrid work environment.
As organizations plan work in a hybrid work model or allow permanent employees to work remotely, they need to ensure that an infrastructure that allows complete and secure business continuity, becomes a priority. For this change to take place seamlessly, organizations will have to continue to explore software described as ‘virtual desktop infrastructure’, seek infrastructure as a service, or turn to cloud computing.
Undoubtedly, IT decision-makers around the world are stepping up to get the best fit solutions for this new workplace paradigm- including collaboration technologies, security and other enterprise tools to ensure remote is as good as on premise.
Eliminate disruption of workflow
Remote work has ensured workers are free to work at their own pace and in their own time, as long as the main deliverables are met. Older IT infrastructure management systems that support such operating preferences do not work effectively. Most employees tend to have a slightly lower tolerance for workflow interruptions, which are mainly due to high delays. Companies need to set up IT systems that will allow employees to perform their duties without interruption. Hyper-converged infrastructure solutions are particularly suited to provide virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), which supports the need for people to work remotely across many industries
Developing technology without increasing expenditure
CIOs believe that technical requirements, on average, change every 12-18 months. Balancing Opex and Capex concerns is important, and the industry has developed new products to meet the challenge. CIOs can access solutions that not only eliminate asset ownership and associated costs but also reduce the burden of busy monitoring, end-to-end system management, and system security. In addition, such solutions allow the business to adapt the IT infrastructure to the needs of their business.
Sharing ownership of security in the workplace
Security is everybody’s responsibility. Even with strong security controls, keeping cybercriminals out of the network will remain challenging if an organization fails to adapt to the changing scenario. Companies prefer hybrid cloud to keep sensitive information in-market & secure, considering data security. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) allows enterprises to clone a desktop; host it on a central server through which only authorized employees can access the data using any device, anywhere. This has proven useful even for companies that have extremely lean IT departments. In factories, edge servers offer essential cybersecurity capabilities, including key-encrypted storage and physical security features, such as a locking bezel, as well as intrusion and tamper-detection mechanisms.
As businesses grow, so do the roles of each member of the organization. Data is the new currency and IT decision-makers are new bankers. The term ‘change is the only constant’ has not been more relevant than it is now. The faster ITDM work on setting up smarter infrastructure solutions, the sooner they will build the increasingly remote future work environment.