‘Work from home’ has boosted the enterprise journey to the cloud

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More evidence that, in the UK at least, enterprises have latched properly onto the idea that cloud technology is the way forward for the usual dozen or so tactical and strategic reasons…  plus the lockdown. Recent corporate near-death experiences have put a rocket under many companies’ plans to use their cloud migration to support more flexible working requirements. Before Covid the drivers for home working included the fact that people were simply asking for it (especially highly-valued employees wanting to put child rearing in their diaries); that it might be beneficial from a productivity point of view; that it made it easier to engineer flexible hours; and more. But Covid has clearly boosted home working to a necessity for many enterprises anxious to avoid being wrong-footed by the next lockdown, They see that a lack of robust home working arrangements could be fatal the second time around since it might not only badly impact them, but fatally hole their customers below the waterline. They’ve noted that where businesses were able to demonstrate cloud-based agility through the summer, they have been heaped with praise. That’s in telecoms, but sure-footed responses to protect customers have no doubt occurred across the …

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