In the wake of the ongoing global health crisis, business and IT leaders are looking for ways to improve the resilience of their operations no matter what is thrown at them.
So what do organizations need to do to achieve this resilience, while also remaining competitive?
An analysis conducted by Harvard Business Review (HBR) of the companies that flourished following the last three recessions found that the companies that emerged in the strongest shape “relied less on layoffs to cut costs and leaned more on operational improvements”.
HBR discovered that successful businesses look beyond mere survival, using the situation as an opportunity to invest in technology and talent and to focus on operational improvement. As a result, they emerge from economic downturns much stronger. In contrast, the companies that go into survival mode struggle, with some never recovering.
What is unique about the current crisis, in terms of business operations, is that companies can no longer depend on on-site people to be the ultimate fail-safe. As a result of the current situation, workforces are spread out with many employees working from home. However, customers still demand high levels of service.
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Automation as a service ensures resilience and improves operational capability no matter what happens. It reduces complexity and helps elevate technology teams above the daily grind of managing IT ops resources and into more strategic roles for the future. Not only that, but it also drives improvements to the top and bottom lines of your business.
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About The Author
Neil Kinson is the Chief of Staff for Redwood Software. He has over 35 years of experience in enterprise software and technology businesses, focusing on operations, SaaS, solution sales, and channel.