Enterprises are facing a growing skills IT gap that is threatening their abilities to effectively manage and modernize their existing IT infrastructures. While mainframe computing and COBOL-based applications continue to be phased out in favor of cloud-based infrastructure, many enterprises still rely on these sunset technologies to support their large operations. Even enterprises that are migrating from these legacy environments to modern deployments need IT professionals capable of supporting their full IT stacks.
At the beginning of the pandemic, many enterprises anticipated only needing remote teams for a few weeks to maybe a couple of months. Now, two years later, it’s clear that remote and hybrid workforces are here to stay. Enterprises and employees have seen the benefits of this environment, but in order to continue supporting this model, IT teams need to consider long-term solutions to enterprise cybersecurity initiatives.
Enterprises are turning to a hybrid multi-cloud environment as a solution to the modern technology challenges they are faced with. However, if not expected, this shift can be met with challenges that cause dissatisfaction and contradict the value that can be gained from it.
The decisions you make today for your enterprise’s digital transformation journey will have lasting impacts for years to come. What may be the best solution for one organization doesn’t necessarily make it the right option for yours, and knowing this when going into the digital transformation journey can save you headaches and heartbreak. Many decisions made by enterprises are based on their needs at the time and not on long-term goals, which can cause additional issues in the future.
More than ever, enterprises are under pressure to not only ensure that business objectives are being met but that they are also doing so with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) in mind. In fact, 58% of CEOs say their stakeholders and customers demand more transparency when reporting on their ESG goals. With this increased pressure to put environmental and sustainability initiatives in the spotlight, IT executives are looking to the cloud to meet business needs while decreasing their impact on the environment. The cloud not only provides the agility and speed to make decisions and move forward in your digital transformation goals but also aids in reaching your sustainability goals. Keep reading for three ways the cloud can help you meet your enterprise’s ESG goals.