Somewhere over the Rainbow

Somewhere over the Rainbow

Florence Court · August 19th 2020

Do you remember a time when business transformation was something that took forever? Do you remember when Windows version upgrades had to be planned a year in advance? Do you remember sitting through months and months of weekly meetings debating change controls and project priority? Well just recently things have changed.

In April 2020 Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told shareholders that “We’ve seen two years’ worth of digital transformation in two months.”…and he wasn’t exaggerating at all. The Covid-19 pandemic saw the majority of the worlds workforce take part in the largest work from home proof of concept ever undertaken. Overnight everybody had Zoom, everybody had Teams, everybody suddenly needed more IT, be it licensing, hardware, connectivity, bandwidth…the show must go on and it must include more IT.

Businesses had to act fast and they needed to make decisions that enabled workers to work, so there really was no time for protracted discussions or negotiations…it was ‘JFDI’ time…and the good news is it JFWorked, the show went on and people found a new way of working during a very uncertain time.

Here we are now, almost halfway through August, and we find ourselves in a position to start thinking about what the new IT model might be. Yes, we managed to get short term deals from vendors in order to put a band aid on our cuts…but now is the time to start planning, planning how we shape our IT infrastructure for the post Covid-19 world.  We all know things will be different but the question is how different and how do we get ahead of the curve in order to maintain our business advantage.

We thought the best place for these discussions wouldn’t be this blog but would be a webinar. So we are hosting an online event that will give you key insights into how we have helped businesses mange the Covid-19 changes and how big of a part we believe SAM will play. We will also be inviting some key industry insiders to a Q&A panel after the webinar and we’d love it if you would join us.

So if you would like to learn more on how to effectively manage your current hardware and software assets in line with key business transformations programmes then why not join us on Wednesday September 09 at 15:00GMT where you can hear from Rachel Ryan Global Head of IT Asset Management at Danske Bank and Geoff Worsley Global SAM Lead of F. Hoffmann-La Roche.

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