May 04, 2020 By Angelina Eillott Category: Social

The SARS-CoV-2 has far-flung effects on businesses as most of the operations are closing down to fit the temporary new norm of lockdown. Also, social distancing keeps everyone away from the sites while we are engrossed completely indoors. In this situation, do businesses leave everything to fate and hunker down until the impacts of the Covid-19 subside? However, experts and CIOs suggest not following that pursuit. Instead, businesses should try to rev digital business strategies so that they can facilitate growth once the pandemic impacts go down.

The key to business resiliency and continuity should only be your determination to welcome the digital transformation strategies rather than freezing all efforts and get back to the traditional business model.

The disruptions have indeed been underway amid this crisis. Cost management and the rejection of new project are common for businesses. But, unless businesses have a pro-investment approach for digital transformation, they may have stringent pressure from the competitors with the resurgence of the global economy after the pandemic.

We are in a time where traditional channels for operations are immobile. The digital channels, products and operations are critical more than ever now. Should we call for an operation to be run, investing in digital infrastructure becomes obvious to ensure long-term business resilience. Here’s we find out mechanisms to seize up perfect opportunities for business continuity.

At a glance

  • IT leaders embrace digital technologies and how they put them in use for business
  • Remote workers- what digital tools should give them the right opportunity to manage
    time and enhance productivity?
  • The crisis has sent organizations to unleash digital potentials for remote workers.
    But, data security is a critical aspect of business continuity. What ways should IT
    leaders take to provide end-to-end data encryption?

Digital Innovation for IT Leaders

According to KPMG research, businesses can sustain the long-term effects of the pandemic with investment in the digital strategy. Based on this observation, businesses must orchestrate a sound model that converges digital tools, its people, and business processes. It helps organizations remain competitive even during bad times.

Even after the pandemic, the demand for IT systems and tools will remain obvious. Don’t debar from leveraging the significant technology initiatives.

As your team is dispersed, it is imperative you ensure your employees are motivated to adapt to the new culture of virtual work. During this time, stress and anxiety are quite common which can impact their productivity and efficiency. They are unaware of the policies the businesses are taking up. You must build a common virtual desk to support your employees. A cloud-based video communication technology works best. You can organize a casual or candid conversation for your employees to keep them motivated and help drain out exhaustion off the current situation. Also, in place, you can deploy a productivity monitoring dashboard to keep a close watch on how they are performing.

IT tools at scale for remote workers

Business leaders are more serious to activate business continuity plans during and after the coronavirus outbreak. As a think-tank of your organization, ensure your cloud-based software works in full swing without a hitch. It is important since it connects your employees and customers while keeping your business operational. Also, make sure your employees have access to proper tools like computers and communication and collaboration software to enable them to attend a virtual meeting. On the other side of it, you must ensure they have enough bandwidth and volume to leverage business applications. Also, ITs must ensure your employees have all apps or other business software they need to complete their work.

Robust Customer Service

For every business model, customer service is key to success. But, at times when all operations are shut, bolstering mechanisms to keep pace with customers gives you an opportunity to grow your business prospects. Expanding your capacity by reframing your business model with cloud infrastructure and everything-as-a-service (XaaS) is exciting and prospecting. As you embrace a variety of SaaS tools such as Microsoft Teams and 365, Slack and Salesforce, your employees can be available for customers 24×7.

You can further the expansion of software development testing through the implementation of DevOps. It automates the process and helps you streamline your processes.

Data security

When your team works remotely, it is important they use multi-factor authentication to avoid any security breach. This infrastructure of ‘zero trust’ network security allows your employee to use any type of company data and apps. Also, organizations can urge to use corporate- issued computers and tools so as to prevent work data from being stored on home computers.

Also Read :[Technology and its applications in fight against the Covid-19 ]

The takeaways

COVID-19 impacts are looming large and evolving day-by-day. But, it mustn’t stop us from exploring opportunities from crisis. With companies leveraging this well-equipped digital transformation measure, they can well position themselves up for this new norm of survival. Organizations that are brave enough to double down their investments on these digital tools would have a leading edge and emerge competitive in the coming days. Want to win this competition? Connect with us at Bytes Technolab to make your digital dreams a reality.
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