Technology changes so rapidly that in most cases, trying to keep up can seem nearly impossible. Some may feel that current technology is adequate, while others must have the latest and greatest. Whatever the reason, new technology is often vital to remaining secure and competitive with others around the world, especially in government and business sectors of society.
As Ben Rossi explains in an article on aging digital infrastructure in the UK, the must-have technologies for any business include cloud services, mobile, analytics, and social media. Mentioning the cloud in particular, Rossi notes that although it has been around for the last ten years, it still remains in the early stages of adoption for most businesses in the United Kingdom.
Within the same article, Rossi cites statistics found within a Fujitsu study noting that aging technology is responsible for most barriers to digital transformation. This same study found that 57% of the businesses surveyed admitted that their existing technology is struggling to keep pace with the changing landscape of digitisation. If government or business in the UK do not keep pace digitally with their international counterparts, it will be difficult to compete.
Here are two solutions that can help companies address their own aging technology:
Cloud Infrastruction as a Service (IaaS)
This handles the hardware aspect by affording the opportunity to use more advanced equipment while diversifying the expenses. This can also include hardware upgrades and highly-reliable network connectivity, all which reduce support and maintenance costs.
Cloud Software as a Service (SaaS)
This handles the software aspect by providing some of the required software solutions to be available and maintained by a cloud provider. As with the hardware, costs are diversified with other companies, saving each more money.
Data is becoming larger, hence, digital transformation is becoming necessary in order to manage the load. It is increasingly very important for businesses in particular to acquire a system that is powerful, with a robust infrastructure and resilient connectivity. These demands can oftentimes be very expensive for small and medium-sized businesses to handle, although they are also becoming a necessity for success. Like many things that are aging, they become slower and less relevant, and this is becoming the case for business and technology adoption in the UK.