Can your business afford to continue to grow without digital transformation?

The reality is that as the world around us continues to become more digitalised, your business must ensure it isn’t falling behind. In today’s workplace, IT is tactical and technology is moving faster than we can keep up with. As an organisation, the reality is a lot of your time can’t be spent delving into what digital devices your workplace should be using. Take the hassle out of guessing when teaming with a Managed IT Service provider.

So how are businesses adopting a digital workplace?

Cloud Computing

An increasing amount of businesses are adopting cloud computing for their IT infrastructure.

Cloud computing comes in three forms, public, private and hybrid clouds. Recent times have seen an increase in cloud-based services. Rather than a business purchasing their own servers, there’s been a huge shift towards using the cloud on a ‘pay for use’ model.

There are a number of reasons why cloud computing can benefit your organisation, these include,

  • Providing flexibility, with easy access to work remotely or wherever suits your employees and their needs. Studies show that a flexible workplace leads to greater trust and higher productivities.
  • Greater collaboration between employees, through easy access and sharing of documents. Quickly loading documents enables less frustration and greater engagement levels from staff.
  • An effective workflow is crucial to the success of your business. Housing and managing your information in one central hub allows for easy access.
  • Security and disaster prevention in the event of lost or stolen devices. A cloud environment enables staff to work from anywhere and on any device.
  • On a cloud environment, you only pay for what you use, making it a far more financially viable option on many occasions.

Collaboration tools

While the fear of a digital workplace may blur the lines between professional and personal lives is often felt, the reality is digitalising allows for a productive workplace. Email and instant messaging platforms between employees save time and improve productivity, no matter where staff are working from.

Slack is one platform that is readily adopted by organisations. Slack provides a channel for every need of your organisation, from projects, teams, customer or locations, staff can remain on top of their work and easily contribute where needed.  A strong team leads to successful results, having the tools in place can assist with this.

The future

Predications for 2019 alone see IT spending in Australia to reach $93 billion, with huge spending on IT services and enterprise software. CRN had mentioned that we will see a 3.5% increase from 2018. IT services will continue to represent the largest category of technology spending in Australia.  It’s time to consider the tools your organisation needs heading into 2019 to keep ahead of the competition.