The Clouds, clear skies for the future

We are in a world where change is permanent. The instability of the health context is just one of the elements contributing to this relentless change. Companies are, have faced, and will face new problems, innovations or even deep social turmoil. In this context, agility and optimism are essential to build a stable company capable of withstanding the competition.

Above all digital, this change is far from being just a technological revolution. Many still fear the company has had its bitter experience following successive incarceration. The change is really profound, it pushes the company to reconsider its entire organization and all of its business.

The cloud is at the heart of this new paradigm. This separates the company to move to a more horizontal organization that gains operational, financial and organizational efficiency. The move-to-cloud challenge is urgent for companies that have not yet fallen.

Go beyond your own boundaries

The company is open, and the fact of owning its own servers (on-premise model) is not necessarily a guarantee of security. In the era of globalization and hybrid work, the activity of employees and stakeholders makes Information Systems vulnerable.

The Cloud fits perfectly into this new reality. Openness is the best posture to adapt to a more complex and changing environment. By 2022, security should no longer be the main barrier to migration-to-the-cloud. Therefore, it is necessary to put an end to misconceptions, and demonstrate pedagogy to ensure companies. Huge pooling and investment focused on R&D in the field of cybersecurity by major Cloud players. No even medium -sized company can reach this level.

Despite the recent resurgence of cyberattacks, public cloud providers have been able to offer solutions to secure infrastructure and limit intrusions through resource aggregation, cryptography or data replication.

However, salvation is largely a people’s story. It is not enough to secure the technology, it is necessary to change the tools. More than 85% of cybersecurity violations are human errors (Verizon). This data directly refers us to the Zero Trust model which is becoming more popular in the face of the limitations of the perimeter security model in the context of digital transformation. The idea is to implement new security processes and technologies that will be applied directly to company resources, regardless of their location and the identity of the access requestor. ESNs, Digital Services Companies (formerly SSII), and software publishers play an important role in this new model by providing highly qualified and continuously trained teams as well as regular updates. reliable software.

Beyond its innovation, Cloud continues to push the company to re -evaluate its organization to strengthen its security.

As we know, “cloud” means “cloud”. And the cloud is definitely something soft -edged. This is even the perfect example of something with faint edges. Another way of saying this is that the cloud has no boundaries. Going to the cloud, or entering the cloud, is one way to eliminate the idea of ​​boundaries. So, moving-to-the-cloud literally allows you to melt the boundaries to cover the international market from your country of origin. It also invites managers to go beyond their own boundaries, to their own internal limits (mental as well as procedural), by questioning the functioning of their company to move towards a more appropriate model in the future.

Rethink the organization

In fact, Cloud is redefining many professions as the organization changes to make it more agile. Concentrated technical concerns are assigned to a third party whose expertise is, employees can in this way be able to concentrate on their work.

On the other hand, thanks to the provision of data in the Cloud and the ease of access it provides, all services can exchange information in real time. This is the end of silos in favor of better collaboration and operational efficiency. The savings in this time will translate into a clear reduction in costs in the long run.

The role of the CIO is no longer the same as yesterday. Right now, purely operational topics, such as updates, are addressed by the Cloud operator as well as by the software publishers themselves. The CIO is therefore re -focused on the strategic aspects of the organization, all areas where it brings real added value.

If it is faced during the crisis of overload of servers around the world specifically associated with the proliferation of applications used by employees in telework, it should develop a robust model that takes into account the new using to consider the future peacefully.

Towards a more agile company

The business now uses the services when requested. The service required by a business expert must always be up to date and comply with applicable law, regardless of the country in which he or she is located. If this service no longer meets expectations or does not suit the new needs of the team, it can be stopped with a simple click.

In the cloud, applications become ATAWAD that is, they are available anytime (Anytime), anywhere (Anywhere), on any medium (Any Device). The company can permanently connect to its Information System. An internet connection is enough to access it securely and manage an emergency or respond to a customer need as soon as possible.

In an era of hybrid work and new uses, agility is a major competitive advantage for companies, both in terms of attracting the best talent and acquiring and retaining customers.

The operation of ATAWAD offers a working environment whether at home, in the office, in a coworking space, traveling abroad … The companies that have adopted this hybridization thanks to the Cloud have been able to ensure, overnight, the continuation of service from initial incarceration.

We have not seen such growth since the first industrial revolution. The digital transformation of companies has the same effect. This is the case for SaaS software publishers, whose growth will exceed 40% between 2020 and 2022 according to Gartner forecasts.

However, the Cloud is not just a technological revolution. To succeed in its move-to-the-cloud, the company must consider all human aspects and the impact on its organization. A true lever of business diversity for some, a promise of simplification, agility and overall cost reduction for others, seen as a guarantee of security and standardization, the Cloud appears to be the relevant response to help the companies that provide future work.

By Christopher LinsolasDirector of Customer Care Western Europe, Prodware Group

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