Companies Reap the Benefits of Cloud Computing During the COVID-19 Crisis
In a time when nearly half of Americans are working from home, it’s no surprise that cloud computing has become a vital part of the corporate infrastructure.
It seems surreal that only a month ago, working from home was something that was a privilege for the few — not a requirement for nearly all workers throughout North America. The coronavirus crisis has shown how quickly companies can adapt (or not!) when forced to fundamentally change their business practices overnight. Organizations that have already invested in cloud computing with remote data storage, business applications and telecommunications infrastructure were better able to pivot and get their operations back up and running. Unfortunately, some companies are still struggling to figure out what it means to maintain productivity in a world full of remote workers. While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many concerns, the good news is that the backbone of the internet is secure, reliable and should be able to indefinitely sustain this level of remote work.
Scaling Up Services to Meet Demand
One of the key challenges that businesses are facing is the ability to scale up their operations and infrastructure to meet the surge in demand that is hitting some industries. While airlines, travel and personal services have all but dried up, retail establishments and logistics are hiring as quickly as possible to meet the growing demand for their services. Whether your business falls at either end of the spectrum or somewhere in between, you’ll still need to have reliable access to your business infrastructure to maintain your website, business processes and other communication methods throughout the coronavirus crisis. Scaling up these services to meet demand can be relatively straightforward if you are already using cloud services, but may require retooling or upgrades if the majority of your operations were on-premise.
Finding New and Innovative Delivery Mechanisms
While companies like Google, Dropbox and Zoom are able to quickly scale up their operations to meet the rising demand from remote workers, few companies have this same level of elasticity without a significant amount of prior planning. With no end in sight for the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, companies of all sizes are looking for ways to make it easier for staff members to securely access business systems. Creating solutions that allow customers to view and update their personal information, place orders and check current and past status becomes a greater challenge for those with limited or slower connectivity. Companies are actively looking for IT services partners that are able to help speed delivery time of new solutions that will reduce customer frustration and improve staff productivity.
With the added pressure on your business networks, it’s no surprise that companies are feeling the stress of having employees working remotely. Fortunately, the professionals at Integrated365 are available to provide top-notch IT managed services and cloud networking support for companies of all sizes. Contact our technical experts at 469-634-7653 or via email to email@example.com to schedule your complimentary initial consultation. From IT strategy and consulting to managed services for help desk and cloud solutions such as Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365, the team at Integrated365 has the tools and expertise needed to help keep your operations flowing smoothly during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.