Digital transformation, in recent years, has been something of a buzzword for the technology sector. If you needed any evidence of that, we recently put out a blog post looking at the impact COVID has had on transformation.
But are we collectively looking at this all wrong?
2020 was the year we all worked from home, as businesses found innovative ways to continue operating as usual, and Zoom went from a noun to a verb.
Normality, for the most part, resumed across parts of 2021. But now, as the year winds down and 2022 approaches, uncertainty persists once more. As annual articles appear, discussing digital transformation and what you can do for the year ahead, many organisations find themselves looking for solutions to fill gaps.
As an article from Deloitte says, 'While COVID-19 represents an acute disruption today, it may recur or become a more chronic disruption over time. It can increase the challenge for executives trying to lead their organisations through complex digital transformation journeys (such as the shift from on-premise to cloud computing).'
Many solutions revolve around moving an organisation from the closet to the Cloud, but it shouldn't be the end of a journey. This way of thinking led to conversations internally over the phrase 'digital transformation, and whether it needs a rethink.
Nobody can deny the importance of cyber security these days, and it's been a large part of conversations we find ourselves having with our partners, clients and prospective customers. To highlight the importance, we run free cyber security sessions every month.
With cyber security in mind, it can lead to an important issue. Namely, the steps that come after a digital transformation project is complete.
How many times have you asked 'what happens next?'
The work, in some cases, can really only begin post-migration, with updates, upgrades and threats to mitigate constantly. Whilst challenges, and issues, can be reduced after a move, they are far from eradicated.
The Cloud is going nowhere, and security has arguably never been more relevant to organisations. Many organisations don't even know their vulnerabilities or how to fix them, which is where an MSP such as Fifosys can help, working with you to develop a Cloud security policy.
But don't just take our word for it.
Forbes recently published an article on the '5 Cybersecurity Tactics To Protect The Cloud'.
Many of you reading this article may have undertaken a digital transformation project since COVID began. It's vital for those who have leapt into the Cloud, for whatever reason, that you continue to invest in the solution.
Security is an ongoing issue and should be treated as such, meaning that the term 'digital transformation' can come across too conclusive. It can birth common misconceptions that one investment solves the issue when in reality, it's just the start of a journey. It requires hard work, investment and detailed roadmaps to ensure success.
So we're settling on the term digital evolution. The world of technology doesn't stand still, and neither should you.
If you haven't invested, it's not too late to innovate. After all, 'the time to invest in the tools to keep pace with the drastically accelerated digital transformation is now', says IBM.
We've helped several of our partners to evolve their business and adapt to the Cloud, and we can help you too.
During these migrations and conversations with people we've worked with, we've learned lessons and heard stories.
We're well suited to help you grow digitally and protect your Cloud environment. We can ensure that a seamless partnership between your organisation and ours occurs, keeping your digital evolution strategy aligned with your business goals.
Get in touch with us today to learn more.
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