The IT Pro Podcast: Digital stagnation in a post-COVID world

The pandemic supercharged digital transformation, but what happens now?

The IT Pro Podcast: Digital stagnation in a post-COVID world

We all know how drastically COVID has up-ended normal working practices. Organisations had to radically rethink their strategies around digital business, remote working and much more. But after 18 months of breakneck digital transformation, what happens now?

In this episode of the IT Pro Podcast, we’re looking at whether organisations should continue building on the efforts of the last year, or whether it’s time to step back and take a break from digital transformation.

Highlights

“There's a bit of a misconception that collaboration software, and Slack, and Teams, and all of those platforms are built for facilitating remote working, which is not entirely true. They are great for remote working, and for enabling remote workers to connect with their fellow colleagues. But they're also really good for in-office collaboration, because while talking over the desk, for example, is great and an excellent way to collaborate and whatnot, the ability to rapidly communicate with even other people within the same office, in different departments, to share files and folders, to ping over links, to collaboratively work on documents. All of that stuff works equally well, whether you're based on the next desk over or in another country.”

“I think it's a totally legitimate attitude for everyone to want to take a bit of a break; not a permanent break, but just take a pause, and actually assess the lay of the land. What's working? What isn't? What of our previous digital transformation plan has been implemented? What hasn't? Is it still relevant, the stuff that we didn't put in place yet?”

Read the full transcript here.

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