The internet was invented in the late 1960s in government research labs. Suddenly, connective technology entered the world in a digital way for the first time. Sure, we had the telephone and the telegraph before that. Plus, efficient postal systems date back to the second century with the ancient Romans.
But, as we all know, the internet was different. Since then, utilizing the internet for business purposes is a given. With the emergence of the cloud and powerful mobile technology, however, the IT landscape is going through a radical transformation yet again.
Cloud computing was first used (the way we understand it today) in 2006 and, with the advent of the iPhone in 2007, the possibilities for “business on the go” began to emerge. By the mid-2010s, cloud computing and storage began to be used for business purposes in earnest across many industries, and mobile technology hasn’t followed far behind.
The point of outlining this brief history is to illustrate how technologies like the cloud or enterprise mobile applications are anything but a trend. No, they are the latest developments in a lineage of innovation that has driven productivity and efficiency for centuries.
An Accelerating Event
In February of 2020, few thought that, in just a few months, a large percentage of the workforce would transition to working from home. The advent of cloud technologies had been enabling organizations to let employees work remotely for several years, but the COVID-19 pandemic elevated working remotely to a top priority.
It is important to acknowledge that employee expectations, as well as the cost efficiencies associated with remote work, are not going backward. Sure, some businesses have at least partially returned to the office, but we are never going back to “normal.” Remote or hybrid work models will come to dominate the business environment for the foreseeable future.
Some companies were already at least partially utilizing cloud platforms as a part of their IT. From using a public or private cloud for basic data backup to productivity tools and CRM platforms, the cloud has proven useful even in a traditional office environment. When COVID-19 hit hard and lockdowns began, organizations already leveraging the cloud were able to keep business going with relatively little disruption. Others who weren’t so prepared required potentially complex migrations and the development of new processes.
What it Takes to Get to the Cloud
Amid the mad rush to adopt cloud technologies and migrate systems, businesses incurred significant costs, made mistakes, and made decisions in weeks that would otherwise have taken years to implement. However, many survived.
Now, Liss Technologies has a proven background, having helped many businesses navigate rapid transitions, and is well-positioned to implement cloud migration solutions that are custom designed for our clients’ specific needs.
Now that cloud adoption has accelerated dramatically, Liss Technologies is prepared to help our clients migrate their systems to platforms perfect for them, develop IT policies and processes to help their organization stay efficient, and keep their systems secure. Futureproof your organization by working with a provider that can anticipate your needs and develop solutions that meet your goals for years to come. Contact Liss Technologies today.
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