Before, during and after the coronavirus pandemic, cloud‐ based IT services have clearly proven their worth. For many organizations, ramping up the cloud transformation is high on their list of priorities as they aim to service their employees, the business and customers as effectively and as sustainably as they can. Schuberg Philis is perfectly positioned to help customers achieve optimal utilization, flexibility, and operational security for their hybrid multicloud.
That is what we learned from a recent lunch meeting with IT executives from Schiphol Group, CCV Group and Achmea Investment Management, moderated by TEDx Amsterdam founder Jim Stolze. As the economy and society were about to open up again, they got together to talk about their experiences during the Covid‐19 crisis. They also discussed the current and future challenges facing the worlds of IT and business, in which the cloud will play a crucial part in several ways.
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Covid had a tremendous impact on 2020. From one day to the next, thousands of people were forced to work from home. Numerous sectors and companies saw their business come to a standstill, without warning. As employees started working remotely, organizations turned to IT and other modern technological solutions, hoping to open up new revenue streams. The crisis lasted a week, a month, a year—and it still hasn’t ended completely.
At no time in recent history have people faced such an extreme challenge in their professional and private lives. And never before was the value of technology shown as clearly as now. It may sound ironic, but at many companies both the business process and person‐to‐ person collaboration continued remarkably well, even in times of Covid.