Achieve business continuity in times of crisis: How cloud can help

Part of the For Cloud Professionals podcast series

The world is in crisis, and many businesses are too. However, with the elasticity to enable organizations to scale to need, cloud can help beat back some of that disruption by helping maintain business continuity, which–aside from keeping safe right now–is a top priority.

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How cloud can help maintain business continuity in times of crisis

It goes without saying that, in this COVID-19 pandemic, the most critical thing is to keep yourself and your employees safe. However, business must go on. Organizations that have migrated to cloud are able to benefit from its elasticity, which enables them to scale to use only those resources they need now and scale up later, when the economy ramps up. In this episode, David Linthicum and guest, Dana Gardner—president and principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions—discuss how the cloud can help organizations maintain business continuity and why now is a good time to consider a rapid vs. a panic move to cloud.

One of the keys right now is elasticity, being able to scale down, but also knowing very well that you're going to have to scale back up and that you're going to have to keep people functioning but without losing the opportunity to be innovative.Dana Gardner is president and principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions, an enterprise IT analysis, market research, and consulting firm. He is a leading identifier of software and cloud productivity trends and new IT business growth opportunities.

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Weathering the storm: Leveraging cloud for business continuity    

The current environment is unprecedented–at least in modern times–and organizations need a strategy for continuity. With its ability to scale to need, cloud can help.

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