Equipped to compete: The mindset for modernization

Today’s businesses are at the brink of a new era. Small businesses and enterprises alike are balancing the costs of modernization, yet as the digital market continues to evolve, the very solutions organizations consider adopting are quickly outdated and outclassed by newer developments. It’s reasonable, as new methods and services arrive, to get caught up in the excitement of what comes next. But often, organizations find themselves obsessing with “the new” and forget to ask themselves, “why?”.

Understanding that “why” is a critical step towards the success of almost any organization. By shifting the mindset from a tools and solutions-based, reactive approach, to a tactical planning position that asks, “What do I need to reach my goals?” empowers organizations to stay ahead of those inevitable changes when they occur, because they’re built into the systems themselves. Approaching market change with an outlook that asks, “How can my organization prepare for the next big shift?” puts the tools in place to embrace and leverage change, instead of fight to keep up with it.

A key piece of that process is structuring a cloud strategy that enforces key growth areas like productivity, mobility, and security, without locking the organization into solutions that cannot adapt. As organizations plan for the future, it’s critical that things like infrastructure and integration don’t inhibit their long-term efforts. A viable cloud strategy presents a flexible solution for both the company’s immediate needs and its aspirations. Part of that strategy means finding a scalable and efficient offering that mitigates the demand for on-site servers and the maintenance and management requirements that come with them.

There’s a certain expectation of change that comes with a cloud adoption, but that inevitable shake-up should refine processes in the long-term and present minimal distractions to daily operations. A tactical mindset uses these new opportunities to examine existing methods and identify places where barriers to success can be removed. That may be eliminating redundancies, streamlining workflows, or improving mobility, but ultimately, the goal is to finish any adoption with processes in place that support productivity, empower mobility, maintain security, and drive performance.

Recently, the CEO of Social Centered Selling, Barbara Giamanco, sat down with A2 Advisors’ Cloud Computing Executive Andrew Albrecht and ProviDyn’s Solution Advisor Jed Fearon to discuss how organizations can start their own cloud strategy and the key mindsets they need to succeed. Catch the conversation for yourself and start your own modernization, today.