In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CIOs and CTOs have been the changemakers of their organizations, wearing more hats and taking on more responsibility than ever before. This new normal has demanded that they focus on employees, security, and budgets while still maintaining business continuity. The need for social distancing and working remotely has presented challenges when it comes to migrating workloads; and having the right cloud infrastructure that is adaptable to your needs can make all the difference.
In this series, titled “Designed for Change”, we’ll highlight the ways in which IT leaders have pivoted to make their business succeed and grow in this new, constantly changing world.
The post pandemic world will likely be very different, and no two industries or geographies will look alike. This will be a time where bold innovation and change will make all the difference. Every industry is adapting and reshaping their operations. And the pandemic has only accelerated the need for cloud innovations like AI and ML as a way to evolve for what’s next.
Organizations are thinking about the long-term effect the pandemic will have on their industry, and the best way to use technology at scale.
New trends are emerging across industries, such as:
Many IT leaders are now at the center of the conversation for how to refine business processes and redefine the future of how work gets done. There’s a new expectation to rapidly advance an organization to meet all of the new industry changes.
Today’s leaders are expected to take on strategic initiatives, such as:
Transforming your business for what’s next
As organizations are finding new ways to transform the way they approach business, the cloud remains a key necessity in helping drive new “digital-first” strategies. The ever-growing need for remote working and social distancing has placed priority on making products and services available to anyone anywhere - making the increased capacity with cloud-based solutions so critical. And while there are many cloud providers to turn to, it can be difficult to find one with the right combination of robust hardware, automation, and support needed for moving on-premises workloads to cloud.
A common issue for many IT departments is maintaining a now decade-old cloud technology, where performance, security, and migration options were often afterthoughts. These initial clouds were mainly built for two types of customers: those building new businesses on a cloud-native foundation and those shifting non-essential workloads from on-premises. But maintaining this aging infrastructure not only costs money, it also takes away valuable personnel from important projects.
The cloud has become the default that runs nearly every new enterprise software application, while also being the first choice for production workloads. Rising critical demands have compelled the creation of a next-generation cloud, built and optimized specifically for enterprises that need to run their most demanding workloads predictably and securely. The use of a second-generation cloud and a digital-first strategy enables enterprises to focus on managing their business rather than their IT infrastructure. It brings the benefits of automation, intelligence, and massive scalability to ensure high levels of reliability, security, and operational efficiency. Coupled together, these traits unlock expansive business opportunities for innovation and change.
As companies seek stability in face of the global crisis, the cloud serves as a lifeline.
Cloud computing is creating an ecosystem of innovation with new technologies that increase speed and provide new ways to answer problems. As a result, it’s creating an entirely new class of enterprises that are based on innovative uses of data and creative solutions at scale.
The right cloud can make all the difference – one that works hard and adapts as quickly as you do. Oracle provides the only cloud platform that delivers the agility, scalability, security, and performance required for businesses to continually innovate and transform.