So Who’s Moving Now?
While cloud office and SaaS adoption varies across industries, over the past three weeks, we’ve seen select verticals accelerate their transition as social distancing policies went into practice.
City/State Government: at nearly every level, the public sector has been a slower adopter of the cloud than industries such as media, entertainment, or healthcare. With the arrival of COVID-19, many branches of local government are now quickly adjusting to a work-from-home model to keep vital public services operational. These employees are less likely to have their own hardware at home – creating a huge demand for laptops and other remote work technology.
With the arrival of this virus, timelines for these migration projects have moved up. BitTitan is actively working with several local governments across the US to quickly migrate mailboxes and file storage systems to the cloud, freeing up service providers to address other remote work needs.
Education: with primary education across the country largely paused, we’ll focus here on the secondary level. To some degree, college students were better prepared than most. They are more likely to have their own laptops, are used to working and collaborating in the cloud, and may already have experience with online classes.
The key here is enabling widespread remote learning, which is why video-first applications that can gracefully handle large meeting sizes such as Zoom have exploded over the past weeks, forcing professors and students to adapt to this new learning environment (while generating some terrific internet content).
For institutions using Office 365, Microsoft Teams is a great solution, assuming everyone is integrated into a single tenant. Over the past year, BitTitan has helped partners deliver several large-scale tenant consolidation projects to enable collaboration via applications like Teams.
How Can We Help?
While much of this digital transformation was already underway, COVID-19 pushed these industries and others to adapt immediately. BitTitan has some advice on tactics and considerations you can make for projects now that will help you support urgent projects. It’s also a great litmus test for organizations that were exploring remote options to cut overhead office costs or educational institutions looking to expand remote learning options.
We know MSPs around the globe are slammed. Not just with the migration projects we see, but with enabling a remote workforce through hardware, VPNs, phone systems, and the endless stream of tier-3 support tickets.
If your customers or business needs help with a transition to the cloud, we’re here to help you get there quickly and set up for success.
Drop us a line and let’s connect, we are here to help. Stay safe and healthy everyone.