Let’s face it; if your business was established any earlier than in the past two years, it’s probably sporting very different technologies now than it did in 2020.


Be it worldwide events, the dramatic acceleration of Cloud technologies or – as is most often the case – both, your infrastructure has nestled ever more neatly into a Cloud-enabled, always-online workplace. Yet with your workplace now more open, your users more empowered and your office workers back on-prem, the office dynamic has changed once again; and that’s a fantastic opportunity to evolve your infrastructure. Here’s how:

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Define Your Transformation

Digital transformation isn’t a catch-all solution. It’s not something that everyone implements identically, nor is it something that follows specific rules. As such, the first step is simple: define what transformation means for your business.


This era grants us access to unparalleled technical capacity. Solutions like Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services can deliver solutions you might never dreamed of having on-premises, over the Cloud. You’re free to pursue speed, automation, remote working, customer experience… anything you want. Chances are that the tech you need is more affordable and available than ever.

Take Stock

It’s always encouraging to explore your possibilities – less so your limitations. Nonetheless, don’t overlook your current setup – warts and all – and establish your technical posture. It can feel overwhelming, if not unrewarding, to make a laundry list of your every last technology, but doing so will open your eyes to some unseen areas of opportunity.


Don’t underestimate the efficiency of a Managed IT Partner here either. If you don’t have the time, skill or resources to survey your every technology, they most certainly will – quickly, efficiently, and with an eye for business expansion.

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Explore Your Options

Whatever your aspiration, the combination of Cloud computing services, hybrid solutions and virtual or real-life hardware means you don’t only have a choice of solutions – you have a choice of delivery too. You’re able to purchase more storage space, hosting it locally or accessing via the Cloud. You can purchase a whole new fleet of hardware, or you can access it virtually with features like Azure Virtual Desktop. You could move to a provider such as Amazon Web Services, or you could explore the untapped potential of your Windows software with Microsoft Azure. The smallest decision can have transformative benefits.


While “too many options” is a good problem to have, it can still be a problem. Some consultative expertise can be invaluable here. Having outlined your goals, identified your technical posture and explored all of your options, an IT consultant won’t only identify the right solution, they’ll narrow it down to the one most befitting your business.

Set Yourself up for Success

You already know how rapidly your needs and technologies change, so whatever you implement, ensure it’s built for long-term benefit. While much of your new tech will provide plenty of quick-wins, concentrate on what the future holds and how it might expand into something more elaborate; Cloud technologies are especially beneficial here.

So too is an experienced Cloud partner. Finding an appropriate IT provider can be difficult however – not least with so many to choose from. Our free eBook explores the importance of finding a compatible Managed IT Provider – and what to look for in yours.

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