2021 is the year of digital transformation. Why now?
77% of CEOs are putting digital transformation at the top of their priority lists. Because
- More than 66% of the US workforce went remote last year. (Deloitte)
- 47% of SMBs don't understand how to protect their organizations' IT, while security threats are increasing. (SCORE)
2020 forced many organizations to a remote workforce and digitized many aspects of work for the first time.
"This is a wake-up call for organizations that have placed too much focus on daily operational needs at the expense of investing in digital business and long-term resilience. Businesses that can shift technology capacity and investments to digital platforms will mitigate the impact of the outbreak and keep their companies running smoothly now and over the long term."
Sandy Shen, Senior Director Analyst at Gartner
Companies with digital transformation projects on the back burner are now forced to get moving. While this can be a difficult transition, it's ultimately worth it. Business productivity is about using systems efficiently and allowing technology to do as much work for you as possible, regardless of where you are. Organizations that adapt to this new environment see increases in productivity, employee and customer satisfaction, and decreased security threats.
Last year, Uprise Managed Services helped a company save $1M from efficiencies and increased productivity. We began the partnership with CTO as-a-service to assess business needs and build a long-term strategy and short-term tactical plan.
The Uprise IT team implemented a fully-managed help desk and IT support while remediating security risks and operational challenges. We developed and implemented a security strategy, IT budget, business continuity plan, fully documented IT infrastructure, and updated hardware and software to comply with security and industry standards.
Getting it right is not easy – it's not called "transformation" for nothing! It's possible to truly transform your business with the right partner and unlock additional value and profits – and guard against potentially crippling security threats.
Please reach out if you want to talk about your IT challenges. We would love to see how we can help.
Zero-trust is all the rage these days – and with good reason. And no, I’m not talking about the zero-trust you have for the telemarketer calling with that extended car warrantee that you absolutely must have. I’m talking about zero-trust in terms of cybersecurity. It’s a shift in security philosophy that requires more in-depth tactics to prevent a security breach.
Everyone started working remotely in 2020, including the Uprise team, and it became immediately clear that this new style of working came with a new set of challenges. Two main concerns emerged: how best to deal with increased cybersecurity risks and how best to motivate a remote team.