Uncovering the New IT Strategies to Ensure Business Continuity Amidst the Pandemic
There aren’t many things beyond what COVID-19 has impacted. Now that we’ve reached the stage of the “pandemic,” it is important to evaluate the effects this war has had on all aspects of our lives.
Though we continue to battle against a pandemic and an economic slowdown, CIOs are not putting their plans on hold. Instead, they will make sure their most important projects stay at the top of their priority lists while continuing to re-evaluate in an attempt to consolidate and organize all the tasks they have taken on or have planned. At the time of this writing, a recent LinkedIn poll indicated that 48% of all immediate IT projects have been paused, while 20% have been accelerated. Not surprisingly, the projects that marketers have decided to accelerate are not necessarily those that were on the priority list at the beginning of the year.
As the business dynamics and workforce of global organizations shift with the tectonic changes in digital channels, they are seeing a transformation in their business processes. As a result, some IT projects that were previously being considered for the next two to three years are now being moved through over the coming few months. Those that provide IT solutions, save money, and offer rapid scalability through new, proven technologies are making their mark.
CIOs are also focused quite literally on keeping the lights on in our new paradigm
Budgets are concerned about decreasing sales pipelines and there is a great deal of pressure on IT to ‘do more with less.’ All this time, employees have continued working from home or on the road and relying more on digital services. Because of this, they continue to raise more support requests. While a WFH or telecommuting setup was hardly new, it wasn’t exactly the norm back then and there weren’t many companies prepped to incorporate the shift in employees’ offices to home-based virtual offices all at once.
As a byproduct of the increasingly competitive job market, more companies are looking to automation and AI-Driven approaches in operations to aid their IT staff to keep up with high volume work demands. IT automation may be used to handle common service desk issues to relieve pressure off of support staff, by including things like chatbots and self-service options. In addition, a cloud-based system can enforce security precautions that help mitigate security gaps introduced unwittingly by remote employees.
Automation ensures that tribal knowledge is encoded into automated processes
Additionally, automation ensures that tribal knowledge is encoded into automated processes and actions become streamlined, safeguarding against fluctuations in the workforce and removing reliance on a subject-matter expert for each step. Incident response time can also be shortened and tasks or requests can be left-shifted or re-prioritized to fit rapidly changing business requirements.
In addition, automation allows IT to improve overall efficiency by utilizing more technology to handle the costs of running an enterprise, as well as improving the performance and resilience of critical infrastructure.
In a post-COVID world, digital transformation will be more important than ever. Companies are not only looking to develop their brands and automate processes but to also deviate from the antiquated ways of doing business. The pandemic has already changed many aspects of how businesses function and how workers get things done – not to mention changes in our education systems, social circles and travel habits, to name just a few. Many companies view remote work as a division of the company. There will be more flexibility in terms of where offices exist, opening up possibilities for those who don’t want to operate in expensive urban centers.
Digital transformation will be required to support new kinds of workforce and diminished ones in order for businesses to survive and thrive. Those businesses that leverage technology strategically to make their processes stronger and greater than ever will be the ones who win in the turns and emerge with more robust infrastructure. We welcome this opportunity to aid in these efforts that might otherwise be a pain – automating and optimizing the way how applications are built.
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