Cloud First with COVID-19 – The right business strategy
Like many of you, I have had some time in recent weeks to reflect on my role and how we as a NextGen managed services and security provider are helping during this pandemic. Much of my daily life before COVID-19 was convincing businesses that a cloud first strategy was the right choice, not only from a security and cost perspective, but primarily due to how the workforce has changed.
Before the pandemic, most of us relied on a platform that allowed us to work from any place at any time with flexibility during our busy lives on the go. Even with all the convenience provided by the cloud, most businesses that we spoke to still had a negative impression of moving “everything” to the cloud.
Here’s what they had to say:
- The cloud is too expensive.
- I have better security at my office.
- I cannot run 100 % of my applications.
- I don’t trust the cloud.
- I can get another few years out of my server that lives in the closet down