A catalyst for cloud: The flexibility to weather the COVID-19-related downturn


A catalyst for cloud: The flexibility to weather the COVID-19-related downturn

The Cloud journey: Strategy & Approach

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn have most likely accelerated a shift to cloud for some companies. Why? Because cloud provides the agility and scalability that can help companies weather this, and other crises, more effectively.

Is cloud inevitable? Yes, and the COVID-19 crisis shows why

The COVID-19 pandemic, and the business challenges caused by it, might be a catalyst for many companies to accelerate their move to cloud. But there are other critical things that companies can focus on now as well. In this episode of the podcast, Mike Kavis and guest, CIO strategist Tim Crawford, discuss how the pandemic plus an economic downturn has prompted some companies to accelerate their move to cloud. Tim discusses how cloud enables the flexibility and scalability needed to help companies meet the challenges of today’s downturn. He also underscores that the critical thing for companies right now is to make sure that that the business stays viable and that employees are healthy and positioned for success both now in times of disruption, and in the future.

Disclaimer: As referenced in this podcast, “Amazon” refers to AWS (Amazon Web Services) and “Google” refers to GCP (Google Cloud Platform).

When you move to cloud, one of the great things that comes from that is really kind of forcing you to think about how to run in a lights-out operation.

Tim Crawford is a strategic CIO and advisor who works with large global enterprise organizations across a number of industries including financial services, healthcare, major airlines and high-tech. Tim’s work helps differentiates and catapults organizations in transformative ways through the use of technology as a strategic lever.

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