The term Digital Transformation defines a convergence of forces that take into account strategy, technology, culture, people, and processes. And when done properly, it helps strengthen company culture, achieve a better understanding of customers, leverage data to drive critical business decisions, and create more efficient ways of doing business. This convergence is also reshaping the workplace, as technology enables new ways of working , and in some cases are redefining the meaning of work itself.
The global pandemic initiated a rapid shift to remote work, requiring companies of all shapes and sizes to rethink their ways of working. To understand these changes, McKinsey Research commissioned a survey of 800 business executives around the world in June 2020. The results suggest that the pandemic has caused some workforce trends that are already underway, such as the adoption of automation and digitization to accelerate. As the notion of ‘the office’ recedes in favor of more agile arrangements, and with shifting attitudes toward working hours, and the emergence of remote working, companies and employees alike have begun to think carefully about how to use the new work paradigm to their advantage.
It is a delicate act. As along with this newfound location independence comes an expectation of more freedom – a necessary feature, but one that has to be balanced with the need to create a well-functioning and cohesive team working together, without any risk of disintegration of collaborative work systems or disruptions to your business. How can a business support this new way of working while maintaining the security of sensitive corporate data and ensuring employees remain productive even when outside of the physical workspace?
The answer is in the Cloud.
Taking The Cloud To Work
Cloud Computing has emerged an important ally on the road to successful digital transformation . The technology is transforming companies from a siloed business organization to an environment where teams are empowered, free to take action, refine their work, and collaborate with others in a data-driven way that enables them to make better decisions.
Cloud-based communication platforms and data management services enable information sharing, collaboration, the delivery of cost savings and speed to value. Cloud-based solutions contribute to improved automation, while adding agility and scalability.And has several advantages over the legacy infrastructure it replaces.
Cloud solutions tend ton have incredible efficient built-in redundancies, use many less resources than traditional on-premise data centers, have the scalability and ability to perform complex tasks, and are often safer, with fewer security risks.
Cloud Computing also encourages innovation and creativity by making production much faster and cost effective, especially for smaller companies. Being free from the control and inflexibility of centralized legacy systems also helps companies save energy and avoid duplication of work. All of these benefits make companies more competitive, and the workplace more cohesive regardless of location.
Companies that take advantage of the flexibility and agility provided by cloud computing are well on their way to success. At Archima, our Cloud Implementation Services help companies of every size to make use of the benefits that the cloud provides. And in partnership with the world’s leading Cloud providers such as Salesforce, Archima is helping companies navigate the maze of options and opportunities, and find the right fit for their size and purpose. To schedule your free, no-obligation consultation, just schedule a time to here.
 What 800 executives envision for the post pandemic workforce, https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/future-of-work/what-800-executives-envision-for-the-postpandemic-workforce