Where and how people work has changed more in the last 12 months than it has in the decade prior. The applications we use to facilitate work, are evolving at a similarly rapid rate. On average organisations in 2020 supported 88 business applications – a 21% increase from three years ago1. On top of this, it’s also reported that 43% of your SaaS stack changes every two years2. That’s a lot of continuous change.
Change management and training shouldn’t be the only priorities in this scenario. With many applications no longer living in the controlled environment of your data centre or private cloud – instead residing with a SaaS provider – there are three key pillars needed to safely support this new way of working:
1. Data backup
The traditional backup model of on-premises to cloud is being challenged, and flipped on its head. Today, you need to ask yourself, do I have the technology in place to backup a cloud application to my data centre, or out to another cloud?
2. Secure access to data
Without the visibility and control associated with having applications residing in your data centre on LAN traffic, attention needs to turn to securing data in transit from device to application, wherever the application or user resides.
3. Ongoing application performance
As workers return to the office and look to remain connected with their remote colleagues, can your network cope with the increased demand of cloud-based apps and video conference calls, and scale safely when needed?
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1. Okta. (2020). Businesses @ Work. [Online] Available at: https://www.okta.com/businesses-at-work/2020/
2. Blissfully (February 2019). 2019 Annual SaaS Trends Report. [Online] Available at: https://www.blissfully.com/saas-trends/2019-annual/