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COVID-19: the perfect time to close a technology gap

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Dealing with the COVID-19 crisis and its aftermath could be one of the greatest challenges of this generation. The last few weeks have given us a glimpse of the future: a future in which digital will have a central place in the functioning of our society, and particularly that of our businesses. And if there is a first observation to be drawn from this, it is to what extent most organizations have been able to respond effectively to the upheavals that have taken place by taking the necessary steps in time to keep a minimum of control over the situation.

 

Indeed, COVID-19 has highlighted the adaptability and learning capacity of some companies that have taken advantage of the benefits of technology to get through this crisis more serenely than others. In the space of a few weeks, these companies were able to make significant progress in their digital transformation, aware that only agility in their operations can guarantee a rapid exit from the crisis and a successful recovery. However, now is not the time to let go.

 

COVID-19 as an alarm signal to bridge a technological gap

The current crisis could be just the dress rehearsal for the main presentation that is taking shape before us in the next few years. It is then important to keep that alert and innovative spirit that you have used to overcome this crisis and take advantage of this momentum to continue your digital transformation. While this crisis has made it possible to identify and improve certain technological shortcomings in your company, it is time to look further and ask yourself about the major IT projects that you have hesitated to put in place until now, even though you are aware of their necessity. Contrary to what one might think, this is the best time to take a serious look at the issue.

 

Re-evaluate your digital initiatives

Openmind technologie – Réévaluez vos initiatives numériques – COVID-19With the resumption of operations just around the corner, it’s the best time to tackle the various important projects you’ve been putting off for a long time. This could be migrating all your business data to the cloud, implementing custom software to boost your productivity, implementing a new automated process, or upgrading your IT assets. Take a look at those projects that have been postponed indefinitely and that you haven’t had a chance to start yet. Allocate all the resources needed to implement them and get started.

 

Stay ahead of your competitors: be bold

Openmind technologie – Gardez une longueur d’avance sur vos concurrents – COVID-19Stay ahead of your competitors – COVID-19 Knowing how to innovate and reinvent yourself continuously is one of the keys to stand out from the competition. At a time when some are patiently waiting for this crisis to pass, take advantage of this time to improve your level of digital maturity. Technology is one of the cornerstones of today’s businesses: be bold and dare to undertake the necessary changes in your organization to make it your main strength in the future. This is no longer the time to procrastinate, it is rather the time to make the right decisions and invest in the future: the future of your business.

 

Why act now?

If you’re going to do it someday, you might as well do it now.

 

Choosing the right time to start a major IT project is not easy. With the various potential impacts on production that it could generate, you may have been constantly delaying its implementation, knowing that you will end up doing it sooner or later given its importance. Strange as it may seem, this time of crisis is the best time to move forward with your digital transformation.

 

Take advantage of this quieter time

Openmind technologie – Tirez profit de cette période – COVID-19Take advantage of this period – COVID-19 Downtime, data loss, production slowdown, business disruption, etc. are all concerns that could make you hesitate. While these non-negligible risks will always be present in major IT projects, this COVID-19 period is probably the best time to proceed as the potential impacts are likely to be lessened.

 

Benefit from the COVID-19 experience

Openmind technologie – Profitez de l’expérience COVID-19Take advantage of the COVID-19 experience. There is one positive point to be gained from this crisis, it is that it offers you the opportunities to learn and progress on various aspects of your organization. You now have a better view of what the right technologies can bring you. Use this experience as a basis for planning and designing your projects, and especially for setting them up. Capitalize on the positive trend that drove you to begin your digital transformation to get through this crisis and now shift into higher gear.

 

Prepare for the future: recovery and beyond

Openmind technologie – Préparez-vous pour l’avenir – COVID-19Prepare for the future – COVID-19 Since the next crisis can come as suddenly as this one, you are more likely to be better prepared if you adopt the right initiatives today? There is no better time for your company to upgrade in a variety of ways. If that means, for example, a complete overhaul of your IT infrastructure, don’t be afraid to do it. The investments you make now will secure the future of your business.

 

Build the future of your business with the actions you take today.

Now, even though the crisis is not over yet, it is essential to already look ahead and undertake the right initiatives in time for recovery and beyond. Now is the time to build the foundation for what your company will look like in the post-crisis world. And that starts with the actions you will take today!

Article written by:

Mathieu Mérineau , Director of Web Operations

The field of technology and computing is an environment that has always fascinated me. For ten years now, I have been advising business managers and guiding them with the best possible solutions for their digital shift. Seeing the economic benefits when implementing new web and/or computer systems is what predisposes me to always offer an authentic service to our clients.

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