After over 2 years of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are going through some sort of response, recovery and endemic, then repeat the cycle again with the new COVID-19 variant. This change agent accelerates world evolution in next normal, acceptance for the cloud and remote work, or known as anywhere workspace as the new norm. Depending on the enterprise, typically will be a hybrid workspace or some job will become a complete digital workspace basis.
It is no surprise to find that some enterprises are still practising remote work, or have permanently become that, or practice hybrid or mixed of few days work at home, and few days at office.
The more the world accept the remote and get things done via the internet and related infrastructure, from the virtual private network (VPN) to digital workspace to access the in office resources, from file server and various on premise applications, whether or not the said employee in the office or not is really does not matter. Unless it has some of the physical activity to be carried out from the on premise location, such as being a retailing business or office open for some 3rd party access basis. Purely open for office work or for meetings, it can be done via the web manner.
As being one of the named emerging technologies in the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) industry 4.0, cloud computing ready is in most of the modern enterprise master blueprint. Not sure where to get started? Use the below quick point diagram, the very core and essential every company needs to answer if they want to transition over, it helps to communicate in the languages of cloud computing for your entire teams and focus on what matters first. The phases, the service models, the cloud deployment models.
Top management needs to know those terms and what exactly they mean, so they can communicate across the entire organization for what to take in next steps. For example, if you want to go cloud, then you must let go of the traditional third industrial revolution thinking and practice on premises. The journey is to go to cloud native, depending only our scenario, some will take smaller steps, some take huge jump steps.
No matter the cloud journey speed you take, making sure of the very fundamental data backup, business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) , like putting very important data for remote archives, is highly recommended. In the modern cybersecurity challenges, as you can see, ransomware attacks if you are without solid backup remotely, it will be a disaster for your organisation. Security and Availability must be worked hand to hand to make sure the enterprise infrastructure is under continuous security check and protection, but at the same time has the solid last line of defence – mission critical data always has the real time backup and remote archive for just in case recovery to ensure business continuity.
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