The pandemic forever has altered the course and speed of digital transformation.
“Innovation has become a matter of survival and not just a goal for the future,” Seth Robinson, senior director for technology analysis at the global IT association CompTIA, wrote as the economic impact of COVID-19 escalated earlier this year.
Now, as 2020 draws to a close, Robinson updates his perspective this way: “While the rebuilding process will not happen overnight, there will hopefully be progress in 2021, and most of that progress will happen through technology.”
We concur. Execution is today’s IT priority for businesses of all shapes and sizes across the spectrum of industries. And wherever an organization may be along its digital transformation journey, it’s time for CIOs to pick up the pace and reaffirm their digital direction.
Why? Because regarding digitalization initiatives there are two silver linings within the pandemic’s storm clouds:
Buy-In is No Big Issue – In past posts, we discussed the tough task many CIOs faced facilitating a shared transformation strategy, a single technology vision and a commitment to change up and down an enterprise. Well, with the involuntary rush to remote operations spurred by the pandemic, few executives and employees have trouble seeing the need and value of digital transformation these days.
Optimism is Rising – CompTIA researchers detected a trend toward economic optimism heading into next year among technology companies surveyed recently. More than a third of the tech firms polled anticipate a return to growth for their businesses, an expectation Robinson explains would be supported by the likelihood their existing customers will refine and add to quick-fix solutions implemented this year. In short, the march of digital transformation must continue to recover from the pandemic.
There’s no good business reason to face this journey alone. Involta is here as a partner to help you adjust the course and speed of your digitalization in the wake of the pandemic.
Here are three tactical questions we can help you answer in the wake of the pandemic:
1. Have we made the right decisions and is our digital strategy still sound?
Looking back while you’re running is tricky – and risky. So, let us do the reflecting while you keep moving.
Through our consulting services, we can perform assessments of how your IT performed before COVID struck, how it’s supporting your remote working environment now, and how your technologies – clouds and data centers – are likely to perform in the post-pandemic future. Because the solutions you’re building today may become your digital standards tomorrow.
2. Is our IT infrastructure still secure?
Sure, you knew that, as more and more customers and workers mobilized their tech, and, as you deployed more and more business operations to the cloud, cybersecurity risks would rise higher and higher. But did any of us anticipate supporting this scale of remote work and this degree of dependency on cloud computing at this pace of demand?
So, let us join your pit crew for this digital race. Our managed security services not only add resources to your team, but they also boost vigilance. We’ll elevate the scale of your cybersecurity monitoring, threat identification and attack protection.
3. Are our digital practices still compliant?
Meeting the rigors of regulatory standards for data security and customer privacy was tough enough as your business grew around town, around the country or around the world. Now, pandemic protocols require upping the scope and scale of IT operation to unprecedented heights in short order.
So, make our compliance services a multiplier in the response equation. You keep serving your customers and employees while we keep those services aligned with regulatory requirements.
Have these questions piqued your interest? Schedule a no-obligation meeting with one of our digital transformation experts to discuss what Digital Transformation 2.0 looks like for your organization.