COVID-19 has highlighted the urgency for digital transformation. It has forced organisations to rethink their business strategies to confront the future and remain sustainable and competitive. Technology has enabled many businesses to continue in ways that would not have been possible several years ago—and companies that were further along their digital transformation paths have been able to innovate and adapt more quickly.
Many terms are used in the technology spheres and leading a team of technology and operational specialists where there is often a debate on the terms used in the industry. The technology “lingo” at times means different things to different organisations and people. (Sunny Desai | Executive Service & Solutions)
The global COVID-19 pandemic forced people to change the way they work overnight. Remote working quickly became the norm across myriad industries as offices closed and organisations scrambled to adapt to maintain productivity.
Digital transformation has been a reality for organisations for many decades with the advent of enablers such as the internet, personal computers, commodity servers, artificial intelligence (AI), and mobile devices. The technology progression of these enablers over my 28-year career in IT has been both fascinating and awe-inspiring to observe—the possibilities for digital transformation with the ever-growing speeds, versatility and options seem almost limitless.
The COVID-19 crisis has caused massive disruption globally and affected organisations quickly and severely, forcing them to respond with remarkable speed. Necessity has indeed sparked invention as they have scrambled to adapt to the extraordinary circumstances brought on by the pandemic and the resulting economic downturn, and many companies have had to fast-track their digital transformation due to a dramatic shift towards the adoption of digital technologies to reduce face-to-face interactions—examples of this include e-commerce apps for online shopping and technologies that facilitate remote work.
“We’ve been running a finely tuned Citrix solution for many years. Going into the COVID-19 pandemic, the Citrix solution gave us a head start in knowing that our infrastructure was secure.” Vernon Smit IT Manager, MUR Shipping Challenge The international COVID19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns were not anticipated. Being a […]
CHALLENGE: Growthpoint had been running Citrix for 11-12 years, which meant, the platform did not present any challenges when enabling a remote work plan. Their biggest challenge was related to hardware availability and ensuring all users had sufficient internet connections SOLUTION: Growthpoint procured 50 new licenses from Aptronics and were […]
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82% of companies are delaying their move to the cloud because of increased network complexity.It turns out that as humans we are naturally more likely to complicate things. Faced with two competing hypotheses, we are likely to choose the most complex one. That’s usually the option with the most assumptions […]
Throughout this year the discussion around what post-lockdown work will look like has been passed around and predicted repeatedly. As we start to see some light at the end of the tunnel in Level 1, what is the future of work and what should we be prepared for? One thing we […]