It’s not a new idea to suggest the pandemic has changed the way we work. While remote and collaborative working tools like Microsoft Teams were already in use, necessity forced cloud-based applications into mainstream adoption.

We should consider for a moment the environment this took place in. Organisations were operating under huge uncertainty. What rules would be in place, which changes would they have to make, how long would all this last for, how much would it all cost?

For most, the first steps didn’t involve setting up new IT services, staff training or reviewing governance policies, they involved bringing in carpet cleaners, buying some PPE and putting 2 metre spaces between desks. It was difficult to imaging the scale and speed of change that was to come.

Cloud-based applications bring new challenges.

As remote working, Teams meetings and shared online workspaces became a not just an advantage but a necessity, they were typically set up quickly to keep the organisation moving rather than as a part of some larger, considered strategy. The result is what we’re seeing now, issues popping up and IT teams in a constant state firefighting.

A recent survey by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services reveals the extent of the problem. 81% of those surveyed said cloud services were important to their business strategy but at the same time 62% said their IT teams were struggling to keep up with the rapidly changing demands. It makes sense. The needs and required skills are completely different to what many IT teams were dealing with before.

Organisations are now concerned with large-scale provisioning, security and governance of cloud based applications, sometimes for the first time and they’re having to troubleshoot as they go. It’s no surprise they could do with a little help.

This is what ProvisionPoint do. We can simplify the process for users and administrators. Improving adoption and reducing workloads. If embracing the cloud is a necessity for you, doing it alone isn’t.

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