The entire 2020 has been all about the disruptive Covid-19 pandemic. This global health and administrative crisis has affected us in so many ways that we are still at times wondering about its multi faceted impact.
One thing is for sure though, this crisis has acted as a major catalyst for enterprises to reassess and realign their digitalization goals. After this pandemic, digital transformation has been propelled among some of the top most priorities at the highest level.
Effects of Covid-19 on the Cloud
According to the “C-Suite Representatives” report issued by IT company Radware, 76% of top business executives have accelerated cloud migration to effectively support remote employees. This strong momentum is likely to carry forward to the year 2021.
However, a rapid shift towards remote work has also opened up certain vulnerabilities and enhanced the threat surface manifolds. This is either due to hasty implementation of remote work solutions that are not secure, or considering it a stop gap arrangement.
Going into 2021, enterprises will have to re-think the whole remote work paradigm. Firstly, you need a secure remote work platform, such as dinCloud’s Hosted Virtual Desktops. Secondly, remote work is set to become permanent and you need to plan accordingly.
A Paradigm Shift
In a recently conducted survey of top executives, it was found that 83% of the respondents considered the changes made in response to the Covid-19 pandemic to remain as such, even once we’re past this crisis.
Further, nearly 80% of the respondents believed that at least a quarter of their existing employees working from home (WFH) are likely to be doing this on a permanent basis. Some studies have found this ratio to be much higher than 25%.
Why Re-align Digital Goals in 2021?
Now, let us discuss some of the major trends that are necessitating a revamp of existing, on premise IT infrastructures and replacing them with the Cloud.
Contactless is the Way Forward
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way businesses interact with their customers and employees. Now, contactless operations and product or service delivery models are the way forward and enterprises must brace for it.
Powerful and versatile cloud solutions such as dinCloud’s HVDs are just the right solution if you truly want to go contactless. By giving your remote employees all the accessibility and tools they need, you can rapidly achieve key milestones leading to contactless.
On Demand Compute and Storage
Presently, we are in a time of very high uncertainty. Under these circumstances, you may rightly feel hesitant to invest heavily over on premise infrastructures. Instead, the model of on demand IT resources such as storage and compute are a much better choice.
This level of flexibility is offered by none other than the Cloud. Take the example of dinCloud, where you can instantly provision additional Cloud Hosted Desktops as the need arises and vice versa.
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Securing Remote Work Environments
Now that remote work is here for the long haul, you can no longer afford to take cyber security lightly. The remote work environments offered by dinCloud are protected from internal vulnerabilities and external threats using a multi layered approach.
You will have to stop considering remote work a temporary arrangement and revisit the security of existing remote work solutions. If flexibility, security and cost efficiency are what you desire, then Cloud Hosted Desktops (dinHVD) are the perfect answer to your needs.
Fast Track Digitalization with the Cloud
Now that rapid digitalization has become a top priority, you need a technology that will attain this objective in the least amount of time and resources. The wide array of cloud solutions offered by CSPs like dinCloud hold the key to fast track digitalization.
That way, you will not only be able to better cope with the existing crisis, but will also be in a much better position to tackle similar contingencies in the future as well. It is high time you make the Cloud a pivotal element of your digital transformation strategy.
The year 2021 will be one in which we recover from the adverse effects of this pandemic. This also means that with the right selection of technology, you may also be able to create opportunities from within this adversity.
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