What does this mean if you're an IT or telecom manager? It means that now is the time to take some actions so that you'll be well positioned to come out the gate even stronger when business really does get back to normal. Here are a few adjustments you should be looking at:
Back-burnering “back to business” plans.IT managers are tapping the breaks again on some of that new technology they had budgeted for back in 2020. That may be a good thing, as much of those needs will be changing as well.
Getting serious about remote set-ups for new workers.Remote work has moved out of its emergency phase and into something that must be managed for the long term. Updating old computers and software for remote workers will become a priority..
Making serious network changes.Moving from ad hoc network tweaks and update towards investing in architectures that will support more agility and support a more dynamic workplace as user needs as evolve and change.
Revisiting security.Looking at security as it relates to a range of privacy needs from a diverse, remote workforce and to protect varying levels of sensitive data moving through your network.
Saving money.Analyzing data from your TEM (technology expense management) system to identify areas where cost savings can be realized. This can also be achieved by having a professional do a deep dive into your invoices and supplier contracts.
This is a challenging time for IT and telecom managers. But it is not the time to sit around and wait for things to get better. There is much that you can do now to prepare for a new work environment, while dramatically improving operations and getting a better handle on expenses.
Let's hope that, before we know it, the pandemic will be history and we'll be stronger and smarter for having gotten through it. But in the meantime, give us a call. Let our IT veterans help you get a handle on the issues and challenges rocking your world right now.