Vikas Bhonsle, CEO, Crayon Software Experts India
What do we need the most today to keep our businesses relevant and growing? One standard answer to this will be – a location-agnostic IT infrastructure. The need for a location-agnostic, remote-work friendly workspace has resulted from the recent developments after the pandemic. HR and IT departments across organizations had to create a solid but flexible remote-work IT infrastructure overnight. If one thing the pandemic has taught us well is to be prepared for the worst. So whichever work model we choose to go with, it is evident that the nature of work must be more collaborative, increase productivity and ease communication within teams. The good news is, today, we have a plethora of SaaS and PaaS products to choose from, and the number is only multiplying. This also indicates that hybrid cloud and Multicloud IT consumption for enterprises have shot up. However, different organizations have their needs and challenges based on their size and the solutions they provide. Companies thus need to revise their IT requirements and draft measures to enable a remote workforce and embrace cloud solutions while focusing on security and cost management.
Here are three tips on supporting the changing IT needs of companies:
1. Implement a modern workplace strategy
The modern workplace is all about collaboration between employees. But creating an environment that supports team collaboration need not be any complex. However, all it needs is technology, changing human behavior and establishing a best-practices framework. There are many technologies available which can quickly speed up those processes to create a modern, collaborative workplace. Ensure that the solutions selected are easy to use, cost-effective and work well with the top e-learning tools.
2. Guidance in rapid cloud adoption Any cloud environment, be it public, private, hybrid, or multi-cloud, essentially needs the organization to adapt while not compromising security and cost control quickly. However, this is not easy to achieve. An all-at-once move to the cloud is usually not the best option, but it is best to hire a team that specializes in cloud architecture, who can guide in assessing which workloads to migrate and how to do that according to best practices. Basically, to understand how to start small and plan big.
3. Staying optimized by designIn reviewing the IT infrastructure of the enterprise, it is essential to have a critical eye on implementing quality control and securing cost optimization. The best way to do so is to monitor the overall IT estate, have clear insights on such investments, and follow the proper governance to best leverage them. As companies are becoming globally distributed, such optimizations are crucial to success in today’s changing market. It’s also vital that these optimizations are implemented alongside technical support with guaranteed SLAs to minimize any risks. Thus, there must be processes and structures in place to maintain maximum efficiency and utilization. It is beyond any doubt that today and going ahead, all companies and organizations will be using various services with various degrees of governance and oversight. Therefore, presuming Multicloud and hybrid cloud to be our collective reality for the foreseeable future, leading-edge execution and implementation skills will be of the most importance.