Foresight and an adaptable environment are prerequisites for the agile business
With today’s uncertain economic climate and the proliferation of new and emerging technologies such as social and mobile computing, landscapes can change swiftly. Today’s strategic thinkers are preparing their businesses for this by placing business agility at the heart of strategic planning.
An agile organisation is one which can maintain, or achieve faster revenue growth in this unpredictable environment, scale resources according to demand and respond effectively to changes.
Technology foresight and planning for change
We’ve been leading disruptive technology innovations since 2002. We look and plan for technology advancements which shape and change the way our customers' businesses are run. From the emergence of Ethernet technology to deliver Internet - to more recently virtualisation techniques to improve efficiencies, we advise our customers and transition them through these changes in technology.
Not all technology changes impact all businesses, but recognising and understanding the potential of new technologies to improve time to market or reduce costs requires foresight.
Adapting to change for improved responsiveness
Emerging technologies such as Cloud Computing can improve the versatility and responsiveness of a business. Virtualised server environments and Virtual Datacentres for example, reduce infrastructure costs and placing test environments in the Cloud can reduce times to market.
A recent survey from CIO.com ‘Global Cloud Adoption’, revealed that 75% of respondents felt that business agility was the primary driver of Cloud Computing.
Below are just some of the ways in which Cloud services are being adopted by responsive businesses:
- Maintaining dual private Cloud environments with separate disaster recovery Clouds.
- Hosting of business-critical systems including CRM and online solutions in a private Cloud.
- Using the elasticity provided by Cloud Computing to manage capacity based on business demands - scaling up or down as required.
Adopting Cloud and virtualised solutions can require changes to resources, infrastructure and methodologies. Exponential-e provides agile network solutions and Cloud services for over 2,800+ businesses.