Aruba: So the pandemic accelerates change

Aruba: So the pandemic accelerates change
The Verizon report first, the IBM study then and now the Aruba analysis: three photographs useful for composing a complete picture of the situation in the world of security at the enterprise level, where this sector suddenly found itself dealing with the increased palatability of the cybercriminals' own systems and with reduced security in a context that is in many ways destabilizing.

In fact, we cannot ignore what happened in these first months of the year: lockdown and social distancing, closing of offices and teleworking they suddenly catapulted new ways of operating in companies and this clearly broke the previous balances. But Aruba data confirm that the pandemic was at the same time a strong accelerator of innovation, stimulating what were already widely consolidated trends: first of all, the cloud becomes the new operational base and agile work becomes a new standard integrated into the flows business operations. All the rest comes as a result.

Smart working

The Aruba study was conducted in collaboration with CIONET Italia through an interview with 157 Italian decision makers in the IT area (90%) and innovation (10%). The first result relates to smart working, a tool already in use by 43% of companies and immediately reached 69% on the urgency of the emergency. However, this required immediate investments and rebalances: hardware (60%), redefinition of internal procedures and policies (50%), user guides (45%) and VPN purchases (40%) were the commitments and investments present more frequently in the strategic responses of companies to the pandemic.

the Cloud

The 25% of the respondents also said that prior to lockdown their companies already have cloud infrastructure , in 44% it was a solution adopted only in a partial way and in little more than 30% of the cases, the cloud was absent. Those who had this type of platforms, however, has verified the effectiveness of the fundamental, and proved to be a decisive factor in 59% of cases to address the pandemic and the closures related (all elements that no one can deny a priori for the months to come).

But there is an element further on in the interview to the emergence of an aspect too often overlooked:

To those who did not have the infrastructure cloud, was asked whether this was this was the opportunity to re-evaluate the possibility of migrate to the Cloud, but interestingly the 55% of respondents continue to remain with his own opinion, while 31% are doing assessments in this regard and 14% have already started the migration of their data in the cloud.

in Short: in spite of the cloud proved to be crucial, and in spite of his adoption may turn out to be crucial for addressing specific challenges, the majority of interviewees does not seem to have changed its position in regard to this technology: inertia or cultural absence of a budget to help tackle the change?

document management

The last important point is addressed by the analysis Aruba is related to the digitalization of document processes , another aspect now future if you want to project your company in the next decade. The 46% of the sample stated that they have now a completely digitized, while 23% has not been at all addressed the question. Once more, who has dealt with this issue in the pre-time Covid is found between the hands a fundamental tool to tackle the crisis, a demonstration of the innovation and digitalization are the tools of resiliency in the face of a critical event and in emergency.

This survey confirms the essential fact: the emergency Coronavirus has given a boost in the acceleration of the digital transformation, although a good part of the companies you were already moving in this direction, having by now understood how technology is a fundamental driver for the business. The impact of production on the System the Country has further pushed the companies to gear up to ensure operational continuity to all the professional figures who do not necessarily reside in the canon the place of work, through the implementation of new and more advanced architectural solutions and application. Of course, the scenario that today we have before us will not bea> able to consolidate some of the trends, yesterday only incidental, but that today we might consider fundamental, and ordinary.

Vincent Maletta, Head of Sales for Aruba Enterprise

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