With cloud vendors pushing their cloud packages as the ‘best’ solution and industry terms such as hybrid cloud, multicloud and SASE being scattered across the internet with varying applications of these terms, it can be difficult for companies to really know which solution is best for their business.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been felt across almost all sectors, but very few have been hit as hard as retail or hospitality, with many organisations forced to deliver services remotely with little pre-warning. With Christmas on the horizon, but a second national lockdown to navigate first, what is the outlook for some of our favourite retailers?
For the second in a series of blog posts, we're looking back at results from a survey of public sector organisations. A key result which the survey uncovered was that a surprising 53% of public sector organisations estimated that their cloud strategy would take 24+ months to execute.
The second in our Partner Spotlight series focuses on the UK’s leading digital and cloud experts, ANS. ANS and Cloud Gateway recognise that the biggest enabler to consuming cloud and digital services is an agile connectivity and infrastructure foundation built upon cloud and digital practices.
At the beginning of 2020, 79% of organisations correctly identified that they must ‘think’ public cloud first. However, only 59% of organisations considered cloud a ‘Very Important’ part of their overall digital strategy. Now public sector organisations have a chance to take a step back, think strategically, and build something which transforms moving forward.
The most effective way to ensure you adopt the best-of-breed applications and services for your business is by implementing a multicloud strategy, however the security implications of a multicloud infrastructure must be carefully considered to establish a flexible, scalable model that mitigates security risks faced today and in the future.
Cloud computing can bring new risks that need to be managed and can increase security risks across the business. Centralised connectivity helps provide businesses with better visibility, and the data needed to make more informed cyber security decisions.
With the health service being put under great strain to try and handle the Coronavirus pandemic, workloads have increased and the pressure has risen. By deploying a hybrid cloud strategy and agile network, the NHS can realise better integrated risk management, improved scalability and flexibility and ultimately achieve their digital transformation goals.
SD-WAN has become increasingly popular in recent years, as it quickly becomes the new ‘thing’ that everyone wants and is spending big money on. However, while there are benefits to SD-WAN, there has been significant hype on the appropriation of the technology for UK based companies. By debunking the hype and cutting through all the marketing madness, IT professionals can make correct decisions when it comes to their network.
No one can predict what the future of work looks like in terms of how individual businesses will operate - but what’s certain is that everyone should be looking at their IT infrastructure to address future operations and business continuity needs.