In early 2020, many organizations were moving full-speed ahead with IT infrastructure upgrades that would help position themselves for the digital transformation.  The pandemic caused on-premise data center projects to get downsized or even cancelled. Funds were needed elsewhere, staffing was disrupted, supply chains became disarrayed, and the companies focus was pulled in multiple directions. Companies went from thriving to survival mode. As we are already seeing, companies are starting to rebound and projects that were tabled are now back in play.

Because of how the world has changed, the business world also may never look exactly the same as before. Many IT infrastructure projects will now be hybrid or altered to support more of a mobile workforce. An office is no longer defined by four walls, so changed to IT projects have to reflect that. The digital transformation is now going to see a sudden push in mobility management, Backup-as-a-Service, edge computing, artificial intelligence, IoT and machine learning projects and solutions.

As you start to get your IT projects back on track, make sure you take a few minutes to reset your strategy. Make sure what you planned 18 months ago still represents the best interest of your company and the goals you are trying to achieve. You need to make sure you are prioritizing security. Build security into the transformation design process and have protocols in place for each step to ensure there are no gaps. Finally, take some real time and consider your cloud strategy. With a properly defined cloud strategy, the execution has a clearer path and success rate.

The last 18 month has proved IT is absolutely essential to business continuity. You should not just trust your IT solutions to anyone. 2W Tech is a technology service provider specializing in solutions for the manufacturing industry. Give us a call today and let us help you get your IT Infrastructure projects back on track.

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