Insight

Cloud, networks and modern infrastructure in the wake of COVID-19

The technology shift we thought was five years out will now happen over the next two years.

Priya Emmanuel

Priya Emmanuel

Managing Director, CIO Advisory, KPMG US

+1 312-665-3052

Craig Hays

Craig Hays

Advisory Managing Director, Digital Lighthouse, KPMG US

+1 214-840-8016

The road through recovery and emergence into the new reality is rewriting the world as we know it. While different industries and markets will follow different paths and speeds into this uncharted future, all will exist in a much more digitally connected world. Critically important is how the digital backbone of a hyper-connected world (devices, cloud, network, and modern IT infrastructure) underpins your ability to deliver this change. 

Our client discussions validated three focus areas that technology executives should consider:

  1. Remote at scale: Shift the mindset to work from anywhere—“We quickly realized there were many physical and manual steps in our processes so we needed to quickly ramp up automated online workflow and e-signature capabilities.”
  2. Cost-optimized delivery: Build a hybrid cloud environment to flex capacity where needed—“Segments of our business ramped down production and while others were ramping up, but it was extremely difficult to migrate unused infrastructure capacity from one area to another.”
  3. Resilient agility: Embed security, performance, and resiliency in the infrastructure stacks—“The crisis has highlighted the need to quickly determine the health to prevent downtime of systems serving our customers in their time of need.”

This paper offers qualifying questions to help you assess concerns for networks and infrastructure well as steps on the journey to the new reality phase of COVID-19 business impact.

Cloud, networks and modern infrastructure in the wake of COVID-19
The technology shift we thought was five years out will now happen over the next two years.