The future demands flexibility
There’s never been a time when the old adage, “The only constant in life is change,” has been more apt. Just as companies have settled office workers into stay-at-home routines, they need to start planning for a safe and sustainable return to offices. As we’re already seeing, the return to work is happening in stages, by region, and most experts agree will continue in fits-and-starts. This has a number of implications.
Companies with offices distributed throughout the country and around the world won’t be able to make blanket policies for their workers. In some cases, workers have returned to work, only to have to go home again as local infection rates rise. And as testing and contact tracing becomes more prevalent, employees may be required to quarantine even if they don’t feel sick. It will simply take time for workers – and customers – to be comfortable again with on-premises work arrangements.
Even in an opened up economy, people will continue using the online tools they’ve adopted during the pandemic. Distance learning, telehealth, shopping, and virtual meetings are beginning to be permanently integrated into our daily lives to at least some extent. This will put pressure on IT infrastructure to continually flex and adapt.
Adaptability isn’t a nice-to-have. It’s going to be standard operating procedure for the foreseeable future. That’s why, despite major organizational disruptions, many companies are accelerating their moves to the cloud. MigrationWiz has turned out to be an indispensable tool for accomplishing migrations efficiently. And since it’s 100% SaaS, migrations can be managed by your remote IT department, scheduled to accommodate operational needs, and batched to migrate workloads based on priority.
In order to help accelerate your cloud migration, while at the same time making sure it’s done with a solid plan, we’ve assembled the resources you need in our Remote Workforce Enablement Kit. This is where you’ll find all the resources and training you need to jump-start your team’s knowledge and kick off your migration with confidence.
Harris Poll: https://zapier.com/blog/wfh-report/
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warning: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/aa20-099a