In general, the more flexible the IT infrastructure is, the more successful organizations are at surviving and thriving when new ways of working, like mandated work-from-home, are introduced. The faster your company can adapt, the better chance it stands of not only getting back on track, but flat out surviving. New problems create opportunities for new solutions. Having flexibility in your IT infrastructure in real terms means organizations have a wider range of options at their disposal to meet new problems.
Rigidity in IT can be very efficient and cost effective, but trading too much flexibility for cost savings can be a trap that feels good right up until it doesn't. With COVID-19, the road took a hard turn, and the way we work changed dramatically changed.
Those with flexible IT infrastructures are making that turn while those with rigid IT infrastructures, unable to turn, went straight through the barricades, over the ditch, and coming to rest in a dusty field somewhere wondering what the heck just happened.
To meet increasing customer demands, your organization could benefit by moving to an always-connected workplace. There are an extensive range of virtual desktop solutions that provide your employees the seamless, secure access to all of the apps and data they need to get their job done.
Here are a few of the 8 ways to introduce more IT flexibility into your organizations so you can make the next turn even if you are still scrambling to recover from the last one.
1. Enable cost-effective IT
2. Provide desktops to remote or temp employees
3. Access work from any device
4. Improve security and compliance