Building a Future-Proof Digital Workplace

Posted by Andrew Kaye, Account Manager, CloudM

Oct 26, 2020

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Now more than ever, getting ready for the digital workplace is a vital task for many businesses across the world. Moving data to the cloud can cause concern about security, speed and business continuity for many organizations.

Once organizations address these fundamental concerns, they then need to focus on making sense of their new digital surroundings to ensure they get the most out of the cloud space organization-wide. Building a future-proof workplace is crucial and a major component of any cloud adoption 101 strategy.

Moving to a cloud-based digital workplace is a great opportunity for organizations to update their IT administration processes. Here are some of the things that you need to think about in order to make sure your organization and its employees make the most of its digital workplace and the benefits of moving to the cloud.

Keeping Agile

The cloud has a dirty little secret. Vendors don’t want you to leave them. They want to lock you into their solutions for as long as possible. Can you blame them? It's good business sense!

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However, the person responsible for your company's digital workplace needs to think about how the organization would handle a sudden price increase or sudden change in the organization’s strategic direction.

They need to think about where all the data is stored, and how the organization would manage if they were moving to another provider.

Luckily, cloud-to-cloud migration is simple and available, it’s all in the planning.

Relying on Automation

Managing the process of staff moving in, out and around an organization can take up a lot of time and resources. Setting up the right access for new users isn’t always easy.

Working in the cloud changes that and streamlines the process. It provides an opportunity to automate previously lengthy IT admin processes. You can quickly set up workflows for permissions, policies and processes and free your staff to focus on the important things.

Remote functionality and automation will also allow organizations to seamlessly onboard and offboard their users no matter where they are working in the world.

Managing Ongoing License Costs

Keeping track of active licenses, reallocating them and staying on track with license churn takes time. It can also quickly become a mounting cost, which we have talked about previously.

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Andrew Kaye, Account Manager, CloudM

Andy helps organizations of all sizes to get more from the cloud. He works with partners and customers worldwide to make their people more productive, get more for their money and establish a more secure future. Andy has been part of the CloudM family for nearly 10 years.

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