For decades now businesses have commonly run to a 4 year IT strategy. Financial controllers and owners alike have been keen to know their running costs for the next several years in regards to technology. These 4 year plans also made sense as they commonly aligned to the lifecycle of most server infrastructure.
As we emerge from the crisis period of COVID-19, businesses are beginning to plan ahead. Forward thinking businesses are revising their forecasts and setting goals for the coming financial year.
There has never been a more unpredictable road ahead for most small to medium businesses.
The IT industry has changed considerably as enterprises have discovered the benefits of modern technology solutions. These solutions include BYOD policies, cloud applications and systems integration. All of these provide increased efficiency, productivity and when delivered well, profitability.
Cloud services have become increasingly mainstream over a relatively short time. In the last year we have seen an even more dramatic shift in Small-Medium Businesses (SMB) attitude towards the cloud; businesses that have previously avoided the technology and what it has to offer are fast becoming cloud advocates.